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Volume 30 Number 10

Community

May 22, 2014 | Published Weekly

‘Across the Universe: A Tribute to the Beatles’

■ Find out which local teams recently won championships. Pages 20-22.

■ Canyon Crest Academy is gearing up for its Student Film Festival. B1

Lifestyle

■ For photos of social, school and community events, see pages B1-B28.

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About 380 supporters of Canyon Crest Academy attended the sold-out Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s annual gala, “Across the Universe: A Tribute to the Beatles,” May 16 at CCA’s Proscenium Theater. The gala recognized the 10th anniversary of the school and the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut in the United States. (Above) Enjoying themselves at the event: Teresa Barnes, Jasmine Madjidi, Alyssa Bacheron, Emily Wang, Grace Frederico and Skyler Stewart. Photo by Jon Clark. See more photos on page B14. For photos online, visit www. delmartimes.net.

Solana Beach City Council approves $80,000 for construction of Veterans Honor Courtyard BY KRISTINA HOUCK Solana Beach is one step closer to having a special place to honor service members. In a unanimous vote, the Solana Beach City Council May 14 approved $80,000 for the construction of the Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park. Currently in the city’s Public Improvement Grant fund, the funds come from the former Solana Beach Redevelopment Agency and were originally designated for the park.

“I thank you for the years of continuous support of veterans, by the council, the mayor and the community,” said Randy Treadway, commander of Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431. Plans for the courtyard are complete, but funds are needed before construction can begin. The project is estimated to cost between $160,000 and $200,000, said City Manager David Ott. As of the May 14 See COURTYARD, page 19

Del Mar City Council hears probable construction costs for new city hall, civic center BY KRISTINA HOUCK A new city hall and civic center could cost Del Mar between $9.8 million and $17.9 million, according to a report presented to the City Council on May 19. The total project estimates include construction costs, as well as design, engineering and permitting costs, soft costs and construction contingencies, explained John Heusner, director of Cumming Corporation, a Carmel Valley-based project management and cost consulting firm. The firm looked at costs for three different city hall and civic center scenarios. In the first scenario, just the construction of a 9,250-square-foot city hall, 100-seat town hall,

15,000-square-foot plaza, 50-75 surface parking stalls and demolition of the current facilities was estimated at about $6.7 million. In the second scenario, the construction of a 10,000-squarefoot city hall, 150-seat town hall, 15,000-square-foot plaza, 150-space parking structure and demolition of the current facilities was estimated at about $12.3 million. The third scenario featured the building program of the second, but with a 75-space parking garage under the buildings and a 75-space parking lot. Construction was estimated at almost $11 million. Under the impression the project would cost less, See COSTS, page 19

New principal selected for Carmel Valley Middle School The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) recently announced the selection of Cara Couvillion as principal of Carmel Valley Middle School, Bjorn Paige as principal of Diegueno Middle School, and Tina Peterson as the director of human resources. Couvillion currently serves SDUHSD as assistant principal at Torrey Pines

High School. Prior to joining SDUHSD in 2011, Couvillion served as principal of Julian High School from 2009-11 and was assistant principal at Julian High School prior to her appointment as principal. She taught math at both the middle and high school levels for a decade in Louisiana, Northern California, and See PRINCIPAL, Page 19

After recovering from fall, skateboarder talks about helmet safety By KRISTINA HOUCK Just seven months ago, Carmel Valley teenager Alex Hargis was in a coma. Now, he’s recovered and talking about the importance of helmet safety to help prevent others from also sustaining traumatic brain injuries (TBI). “Why should you wear your helmet? Because you don’t want to die or be a vege-

table for the rest of your life,” said Alex at a May 14 presentation to his seventh- and eighth-grade peers at Carmel Valley Middle School. He has made a similar presentation at Solana Pacific Elementary School. “If my accident and this presentation saves one person’s life, or keeps them from going through what I had to go

through and what my family had to go through, then this is all worth it.” An eighth grader at Carmel Valley Middle School, Alex, then 13, was skateboarding without a helmet in front of See HELMET, Page 19

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New parking service launches in Del Mar BY KRISTINA HOUCK A new parking service has launched in Del Mar — just in time for the busy summer season. Whether dining at a downtown restaurant or shopping at a local boutique, community members and visitors can now park at the Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery lot in the evenings on weekdays and all day on weekends. “A lot of people are reticent to park in private lots,” said Dr. Paul Chasan, founder and medical director of Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery, which opened at 1431 Camino del Mar in February 2011. “I thought GoSpot Parking would be perfect, because once you put a public parking sign on our lot, people will feel comfortable parking here. This is the first time we’re trying this in Del Mar.” Founded in 2013 and based in Austin, Texas, GoSpot Parking allows building owners to rent their unused parking spaces to people for a small fee. To utilize the service, users visit www.gospotparking.com, enter their license plate information and make an electronic payment. “The city gets to increase the supply of public parking, drivers get more spots to park in, and building owners get paid for letting others use their parking spaces,” said David Jaros, founder of GoSpot Parking. The GoSpot Parking program launched in late April at Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery’s parking lot. It is the company’s first lot outside of Austin.

“Parking is so tight, especially during the beach and race season,” said Jaros, whose Del Mar friend initially expressed interest in bringing the program to the city. “It seems to be addressing a need out there.” In September 2011, the Del Mar City Council adopted an ordinance that permits public parking in the city’s central commercial zone when businesses are closed. GoSpot Parking’s permit is the first under this ordinance. “They specialize in after-hours parking,” said Matt Bator, a senior planner with the city. “The company seems to be a good fit for what the code allows.” Of the 18 spots in the lot, 14 are approved for off-hours public parking. Two spots remain reserved for Pebbles by the Beach, a clothing boutique that’s attached to Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery and open on the weekends. The remaining two spots are handicapped accessible spaces. The lot is open for public parking for $2 from 7-9 a.m. every day, for $6 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and for $8 all day on Saturday and Sunday. “A lot of people don’t want to come and do business in Del Mar because of the parking issue,” Chasan said. “If we do this, maybe others will do this. All you need is a few lots doing it and people will know that they can come to Del Mar and park.” For more information about GoSpot Parking, visit www.gospotparking.com.

Community members and visitors can now park at the Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery lot at 1431 Camino del Mar in the evenings on weekdays and all day on weekends. Courtesy photo

Solana Beach City Manager to retire in November BY KRISTINA HOUCK After serving the city for more than a decade, Solana Beach City Manager David Ott announced he plans to retire in November. “I love serving you all, I love serving the community, I love serving this organization and working with all the great employees here,” said Ott, who announced his last day with the city will be Nov. 28, during the May 14 council meeting. He informed council members about his decision to retire during a closed session prior to the meeting. “But I’ve decided it’s time to turn to the next chapter in life.” With six months left on the job, Ott said he has a lot left to accomplish. “Rest assured, I won’t slow down,” he said. He added he would make the transition to a new city manager “as seamless as possible.” Ott has worked for Solana Beach since July 2003, when he was hired as fire chief and director of public safety. He was later also named fire chief for Del Mar, a position he held until October 2009. While serving as fire chief for both cities, he became deputy city manager for Solana Beach in 2005 and city manager in 2006. In 2010, Ott announced he would retire at the end of the year but agreed in January 2011 to continue as interim city manager. In December 2011, he agreed to a two-year contract with an option for a one-year extension. “We really, truly appreciate all the time and effort,” said Mayor Tom Campbell, following Ott’s announcement. The council will begin the recruitment process for a new city manager, Campbell said, and will update the public when advised to do so by the city attorney.

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Foal born at Del Mar Fairgrounds during Bernardo Fire evacuations BY KRISTINA HOUCK As a wildfire blackened nearly 1,600 acres between Rancho Peñasquitos and Rancho Santa Fe last week, new life was sparked at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A horse gave birth to her first baby — the morning after evacuating a Rancho Santa Fe farm during the Bernardo Fire, which broke out just before 11 a.m. on May 13 in northern San Diego. “If you can imagine Rancho Santa Fe on Tuesday, this whole place was chaos,” said Chase B. Casson, who owns the 5-year-old mare named Time Given and her yet-to-benamed newborn. “But it really went extremely smoothly,” added Tish Quirk, who led the foaling process and stayed with the new mom and baby until they returned home in the late evening on May 16. Time Given was the last of roughly 40 horses evacuated from Dave and Kathy Sherer’s Rancho Santa Fe farm, where Quirk runs her breeding, foaling and training business. The mare had been staying at the property as she was expected to give birth around May 6. “She had been on close watch for quite a while,” explained Quirk, a fifth-generation horsewoman who has been in the business for more than 30 years. “That morning, before any of the fires started, I looked at her and said, ‘We’re going to have a baby tonight.’” Because her facility has necessary equipment and more space, she didn’t want to leave with Time Given unless she felt they were in danger. She also didn’t want to add unnecessary stress to the pregnant mom. “If I had felt it was safe, I would have stayed here for the sake of this mare and foul,” said Quirk, whose La Costa home was later evacuated due to the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, which erupted about 10:30 a.m. May 14. “Once we got the first call, I started packing immediately. But I didn’t make the final decision until I saw that black smoke start running this way,” Quirk said. “While we were loading, there was ash falling on us.” Casson, his wife Amy, and their three young daughters stayed with their horse at the fairgrounds until 2:30 a.m. At

6 a.m., Quirk called the family with news: Time Given was having a baby. Her daughter was born soon after. “It was stressful because everybody was on pins and needles for the last week and a half waiting for this racehorse to be born,” Casson said. By the time the Carlsbad family arrived to meet the new addition, a crowd had gathered around the newborn, which was helped to her feet. “We shooed the visitors away so the girls could see up close,” Quirk said. “I opened the stall door and the baby went straight to the little girls, and let each of them pat her little wet face.” Although she doesn’t have a name yet, the Casson’s daughters have been calling the foal “Ember” and “Tribal Fire,” in honor of her father, “Tribal Rule,” a leading California sire of 2-year-old progeny earnings in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He suffered a fatal heart attack May 1. Time Given’s father, Point Given, is an American Hall of Fame champion, who won the 2001 Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, along with the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year, when he was 3 years old. In 2010, Point Given was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The Casson family hopes their newest horse continues the winning lineage. “She’s going to be an awesome racehorse,” Casson. Currently feeding and resting at Quirk’s maternity ward, the mare and foal will soon join the Casson family’s four other horses across the street at Rancho Santa Fe’s Osuna Valley Stock Farm. The couple leases the roughly 14-acre farm to board their horses. All three of their girls attend Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe, and their oldest, Caroline, is a competitive hunter-jumper rider. Casson’s company, Casson Capital Inc., has hosted field trips for homeless children from the San Diego Rescue Mission at the couple’s farm three times. Children from the Rescue Mission will once again visit the farm on May 31 to groom, feed and ride the horses.

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Two Republicans challenge Assembly Canyon Crest Academy student wins at National Science Competition Speaker Atkins in 78th District BY JOE TASH Voters who live on San Diego County’s coast from Solana Beach south to Imperial Beach have a choice of three candidates for the 78th Assembly seat — incumbent Democrat Toni Atkins, who just took over the powerful post of Assembly speaker, and two Republican challengers, Kevin Melton and Barbara Decker. Under California’s open primary system, all voters from the sprawling district, regardless of their party affiliation, will be able to vote for any of the three candidates in the June 3 primary. The top two vote-getters will face off in the November general election. Neither Atkins, a former San Diego councilwoman and the Assembly’s first openly lesbian speaker, nor Decker, a La Jollan who owns a real estate investment business, made themselves available to be interviewed for this story. Melton, who grew up in the Los Angeles area and now calls downtown San Diego his home, worked in advertising sales, served as associate publisher of a magazine for seniors, and is also involved in his family’s real estate investment business. If elected, Melton, 52, said he would donate about half of his $95,000 annual salary to schools and senior programs. (As speaker, Atkins earns $109,584. Legislators also earn a per diem of $141 per day when in session.) “I lead by example. I want to show I’m not there to find a new career and power and move up the ladder. I’m there to help people and do what I can do to make a better life for everyone,” he said. While Melton has not previously held elective office, he has been involved in politics, running unsuccessfully for the Los Angeles City Council in 2003 and 2007, and also serving on the campaign finance committee for Kevin Faulconer’s recent successful bid for San Diego mayor. Among his key issues, said Melton, is reigning in taxes, and making sure tax dollars are spent wisely. For example, he said less money should be spent on school administra-

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tors’ salaries, and more on paying for teachers and classroom supplies. In general, he said, he would ask hard questions to make sure tax money is going where it’s supposed to. As a former publisher of a magazine for seniors, Melton said he wants to protect programs for seniors, such as Meals on Wheels and transportation. “Those things can’t be cut out. We have to take care of our elderly. That’s very important to me,” See DISTRICT, page 6

Canyon Crest Academy student Yousuf M. Soliman won 1st place awards at the United States Army, Navy, and Air Forcesponsored 52nd National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), held April 23-27 in Washington, D.C. Yousuf competed in the national symposium with a research project on “Personalized Medical Treatments Using Novel Reinforcement Learning Algorithms.” He was awarded a $12,000 undergraduate tuition scholarship in the category of mathematics and computer science. A tri-service panel of judges reviewed the students’ written papers and heard their oral presentations delivered at National JSHS. Winners were selected based upon the quality of their experimentation, understanding of the research, and contribution to the field. Yousuf progressed to the national symposium after competing in the California (Southern) Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, sponsored by University of California Irvine. Yousuf advanced to the Na-

tional JSHS competition among some 8,000 high school students nationwide and competed among the top 96 students representing each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the DoD Dependents Schools of Europe and the Pacific. The National JSHS Program is a tri-service-sponsored effort aimed at encouraging and recognizing the next generation of scientific talent. Sponsors include: Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology); Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA; and Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC., in cooperation with higher education. The National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is administered by the Academy of Applied Science, a nonprofit educational organization located in Concord, New Hampshire. For more information on JSHS and the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), visit www.jshs.org or www.aeop. com.

TPHS alumnus is USD valedictorian Jonathan Fuller of Carmel Valley is the 2014 valedictorian for the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration. Fuller will graduate May 25 with bachelor’s degrees in finance and real estate. His grade point average is 3.99 At USD he was awarded the Daniel B. Woodruff Memorial Scholarship from the university’s Burnham-

Moores Center for Real Estate and the International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation Scholarship. He also earned Departmental Honors in Real Estate. He served for two terms as president of the university’s Real Estate Society and participated in the University of Southern California’s International Real Estate Competition and the NAIOP

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Local students earn Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club’s Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards BY KAREN BILLING Seven thoughtful and talented students were honored by the Del Mar/Solana Beach Optimist Club’s Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on May 14. One of the club’s most favorite traditions for the last 32 years, the awards aim to recognize children in a league all their own and encourage them by honoring them. The students were honored for their achievements in the categories of fellowship, science, community service, humanities and arts. Maia Espinosa, a fourth grader at Sage Canyon, was honored in the category of fellowship for bringing her community closer. Maia was nominated by neighbor Kelly Cavanaugh. Even though Maia is quite shy, she started an Art in the Park program for younger kids in her neighborhood of Palacio Del Mar last summer. Every week had a different theme and Maia led the young kids in making art projects, reading books on the theme and enjoying a snack. “The kids had a phenomenal time and the parents loved it,” Cavanaugh said. The turnout grew from 10 to 20 kids and it was so popular that Maia has continued to offer the program once a month during the school year. “I’m so proud that this shy young girl came up with such a big idea and is carrying it out on a consistent basis, that’s huge,” Cavanaugh said. “I see a future teacher.” Solana Vista second grader London Gilbert was honored in the category of science. “She’s very kind, she’s a dreamer, she’s a hard worker and in science she has a real knack for creativity and medicine,” said her father Douglas, a teacher at Canyon Crest

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Children’s Challenge Awards winners Nika Smolina, Kara Martin, Pranaya Malkani, Sofia Kone, London Gilbert, Maia Espinosa and Julia Fuchs. Photo by Karen Billing Academy. Gilbert said London is always the first to come and help her brother or sister when they get hurt and reads up on books about medicine at the library. As far as her creativity and innovation, London invented a device called “The Crumb Catcher” that attaches to a high chair to help with her little brother’s inability to keep a tidy dinner area. Kara Martin, a second grader at Sage Canyon was awarded for her community service work. Mom Julie said one day at the dinner table the family talked about how they are grateful for what they have and acknowledged that there are those in the world who are less fortunate. The next day, without any prompting, Kara said she wanted to do something to help others so she started thinking of ways she could sell the “millions” of rubber band bracelets she had made. She set up a fundraiser sale in her neighborhood and made $75. Kara donated the funds to Habitat for Humanity — the organization will honor her this month as being one of the youngest donors they have ever had. “I’m very lucky to be her mom,” Martin said. Originally, Ravi Malkani nominated his daughter, Pranaya, in the category of science. But the Children’s Challenge Awards volunteers noticed that the second grader at Torrey Hills was more of a writer and decided to honor her in the category of humanities. Pranaya has mastered various forms of technology to showcase her creativity. She publishes her stories on a computer and illustrates her work using the Paint program. She has learned to use many computer tools on her own and is very encouraged by her teacher Susie Hopper. Del Mar Hills sixth grader Sofia Kone was honored in the category of arts for her achievements in ballet and figure skating. At age 6 she was one of 20 dancers selected out of thousands who auditioned to go to the School of American Ballet at Julliard in New York. At 6, she also started figure skating and when her family moved to San Diego she started training at the UTC Ice Arena in the Future Stars Program that feeds into U.S. Figure Skating. Sofia gets up at 3:50 a.m. in the morning five times a week to practice before school. She continues to dance ballet and became student council president.

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Melton said. Melton touted his business experience, particularly in marketing and fundraising, as attributes he will bring to the table if elected. He said he has an ability to get things done, and would seek corporate sponsorships to help pay for programs, instead of relying on more taxes. “We can’t keep taking it from the people, (adding) new taxes, that’s got to stop,” he said. Melton faces a tough challenge as he goes up against an opponent who holds the top leadership position in the Assembly, and also enjoys a strong

registration advantage — according to the county Registrar of Voters office, 39 percent of district voters are registered Democrats, with 25 percent registered Republican and 29 percent declining to state a party preference. Atkins also holds a commanding lead in fundraising, reporting $252,000 in contributions from Jan. 1 through March 17, the latest reporting period on the California Secretary of State’s web site. Melton said he has raised about $8,000, and the web site does not list any fundraising activity for Decker. Atkins, who replaces Los Angeles Democrat John Perez as speaker, will have to move fast to make her mark as Assembly leader, as she must step down in 2016 due to term limits.

Her teacher, Allison Warren, said all of Sofia’s activities have taught her to be disciplined, strategic and organized. Warren said Sofia always strives to improve. “She’s such an amazing student and person and we’re so proud of her,” Warren said. Sycamore Ridge fourth grader Julia Fuchs was honored in the category of arts for her accomplishments as a pianist. Her piano teacher Debbie Moore said she has a natural skill and is one of her hardest working students — recording over 100 consecutive days of practice, on track to meet 200. Moore said at piano recitals she captures the audience with her performances and inspires younger students. A well-rounded artist, Julia is also an ice skater who is up before school for 6 a.m. practices and is also an accomplished watercolor painter, making a calendar of her works for her family every year. “Julia has a very bright future and is truly deserving of recognition,” Moore said. First grader Nika Smolina was honored for her drawing skills in the category of arts. Her teacher at Del Mar Heights, Teresa Solis, showed off one of Nika’s art pieces, which depicted Solis with purple hair. Solis said Nika has been in America for less than two years, but has already made a big impression with her artistic talents and kind personality. Nika also enjoys reading and showed off her singing and acting skills in a recent school production of “Seussical the Musical.”

Melton said he would also like to see age limits for legislators at the state and federal levels. “We need to start looking at some age limits in politics,” he said, which could be set at 75 or 80. At that point, he said, “it’s time to let someone else with different views and different ways get in there.”

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Venkat S. Iyer (left) with his honor and (above) as a young chess player.

CCA senior Venkat. S. Iyer achieves National Chess Master status The U.S. Chess Federation recently named Canyon Crest Academy senior Venkat S. Iyer a “U.S. National Master.” Venkat, a Torrey Hills resident, is in the 99.6th percentile of all chess players under 18 and the 98.6th percentile of all registered chess players in the United States. He is also ranked in the top 15 among 17-year-olds. Ven-

kat started playing chess for fun at age 4 and competitively at 7. He has continued to show tremendous enthusiasm and passion for the game, sacrificing many weekends and holidays to pursue this endeavor. He has won many prizes in various city, state, regional and national tournaments. Cyrus Lakdawala, an International Master based in

the San Diego, is his coach. Venkat continues to play in the weekly tournaments at the San Diego Chess Club at Balboa Park and in other regional tournaments. He said he is excited about the opportunity to play at the prestigious Marshall Chess Club when he goes to New York University this fall.

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Scripps Foundation funds ‘new’ Torrey Pines Docent truck Thanks to a generous $6,000 grant from Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, the volunteers of Torrey Pines Docent Society have a much-needed “gently used” truck (above) for utility use in the reserve. Primary uses for the

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Perfect execution: U-T cartoonist’s delightfully grim new book piques Hollywood’s interest BY PAT SHERMAN When a father draws cartoons for a living — especially when he draws, really, really good Pulitzer Prizewinning cartoons — you can bet his children are going to put in a few requests. For Steve Breen, hired in 2001 as editorial cartoonist for the San Diego UnionTribune (today U-T San Diego), his sons’ requests for zombie or superhero sketches allowed him to step outside the weighty world of politics and healthcare, and reconnect with the wideeyed doodler of his youth. “Not only is it a great way to bond with my kids, but I have a blast creating these things,” the North County resident wrote about the cartoons, caricatures and sketches he drew for his 9-, 12- and 15-year-old boys. “I feel like I’m that 12-year-old back at Saints Simon and Jude elementary school (in Huntington Beach), hunched over my desk, scribbling with a pencil, grinning like an idiot — no editors to please, no readers to offend, no deadlines to meet. ... It’s just drawing for the sheer fun of it.” The father-son collaborations formed the basis for a new collection brimming

Steve Breen with mutant monkeys, raptors and zombie eradication tips for the coming apocalypse. Breen will sign copies of his new book, “Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw,” as well as limited edition prints, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Warwick’s Bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave. in La Jolla. Breen said his agent suggested he gather the grisly ’toons he’d drawn for his boys over the years for a book. “I probably had 100 or so that I had done over the years, but I needed more,”

Breen Brain Tacos: One of many suggested remedies for a potential uprising of the living dead offered in Steve Breen’s new book, “Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw.” Courtesy Breen told this newspaper group. “A lot of the drawings that I had were centered on Star Wars figures or D.C. and Marvel (comic) superheroes. None of those were allowed to be in the book because of copyright and trademark issues, so I started a Twitter account called Sketch Monkey, where I would draw these whacky drawings and post them online … (which) kind of forced us to regularly produce these things. “The art just had to make my boys laugh,” he said. That was really the only requirement.” Naturally, Breen’s adolescently adult voice shines through in the book. “A lot of times it was, ‘Hey dad, let’s do something with zombies’ and then I would kind of add a twist to it,” he said. “They wanted to see a T-Rex eating someone, so instead of making it some random person, I made it Donald Trump.’’ Other illustrations depict actress Betty White punching

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Local resident’s Goodsnitch app shines light on the positive BY KAREN BILLING Local resident Rob Pace is hoping his Goodsnitch app will help celebrate everyday heroes, people who go to their jobs each day often without ever being recognized for their hard work and service. Goodsnitch allows customers to quickly use the app to single out someone who is doing a great job. “Where else can you make someone’s day in 30 seconds?” Pace said. Pace said Goodsnitch is unique because often online commenting is negative — his app is trying to shine a light on the positive. “Our goal is to recognize one million people, we’re on our way,” said Pace. “Our country needs more positivity across the board, at least that’s our vision.” The Goodsnitch app launched in Apple App Store and Google Play Store in August of 2013. Pace’s past experiences helped inform his vision for Goodsnitch. In his 20 years as a senior partner at Goldman Sachs, he observed over and over how important it was for customer engagement and for the team to recognize employees — to keep great people and maintain a successful culture is an intangible asset for a business. “It always struck me how critical that was,” Pace said. After leaving Goldman Sachs, he served four years as the national chairman for The Salvation Army, where he worked with people whose sole focus was to serve 30 million Americans in need, without ever expecting recognition or thanks. “Goodsnitch was a head and a heart mission, to give new tools to encourage recognition and to give feedback that elevates people,” Pace said. In creating Goodsnitch, Pace was confident in his knowledge of good business practices but he was admittedly unsophisticated in the field of technology. He knew he needed a system that would work efficiently for some of the biggest brands in the country so he hired Pivotal Labs, a leading software development firm. Goodsnitch allows people to give feedback on any business anywhere and do so in 30 seconds. “It’s really, really fast,” Pace said.

Rob Pace Goodsnitch delivers every piece of comment back to the businesses. Most are positive and are posted in the Hall of Heroes. The comments with more constructive criticism go to the business privately. Pace said that’s how he thinks business should be handled, “celebrate publicly, fix privately.” Pace said it’s a great free product for small businesses and they can respond back to customers through the app with thanks or offers. Pace’s favorite feature of the app is the Heromaker, noting that positive feedback is relayed back to the businesses, whether they are signed up to the app or not. Pace said he is always

amazed by the stories they receive and would love to get more of them out into the world, such as the employee who helped save a lost dog or the waitress who served a homeless man a free meal with dignity. Current local heroes include Kathy, who works at the Solana Beach Amtrak station, recognized for making a daily commute more pleasant, and Sarah, who works at VG Donuts in Cardiff, who was thanked for her cheerful attitude while serving a long line of customers Pastor Miles McPhearson of the Rock Church often uses the app to recognize employees but also used it to recognize a woman who worked for US Airways. When the woman was asked how she felt about being singled out as a hero, she said she wanted to cry because her job is of-

ten a thankless one and she gets “beat up” by customers every day. “It just shows how powerful it is,” Pace said. Goodsnitch also has a product for its larger clients, such as the Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Padres and Life Technologies — they are able to purchase and plug Goodsnitch technology into their own product. Pace said having bigger companies pay for their custom products allows them to offer Goodsnitch to nonprofits free of charge. “It’s more than just a business for us,” said Pace. “My passion is to encourage people who don’t ever get the encouragement and recognition they deserve.” To check out the Hall of Heroes, visit goodsnitch.com. The app is also available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Solana Beach School District wellness committee names Get Movin’ winners

Solana Beach School District launched its wellness committee in September 2012 with representatives from each school site and the district office. The committee’s mission is to provide resources for employees to help them achieve lifelong total health through communication, awareness, motivation and competition. Winners of Solana Beach School District’s most recent employee wellness challenge were recently an-

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Understanding immunotherapy in cancer: Q&A with La Jolla Institute scientist Amnon Altman BY KRISTINA HOUCK Researchers from La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and their collaborators from other institutes recently discovered a potential new target for cancer immunotherapy. Led by Dr. Amnon Altman and Dr. Kok-Fai Kong, the study revealed a new way to block the function of CTLA-4, an immune inhibitory checkpoint receptor that could help fight cancer. An antibody that blocks CTLA-4 is already in use for advanced melanoma. Altman, who serves as director of scientific affairs and head of the division of cellular biology at the Institute, recently sat down with this newspaper to talk about the study, as well as the current and emerging role of immunotherapy in cancer. What immunotherapies are currently approved to treat cancer? Altman: There are, broadly, three types of cancer therapies, which we can define as “immunotherapy.� The first one is the use of antibodies that recognizes proteins that are expressed on the surface of cancer cells, but not — or at a much lower level — on the

Dr. Amnon Altman surface of normal cells. Those are potentially targets for these antibodies, which bind to these tumor cells and can kill them. This is an immunotherapy that targets, specifically, the tumor itself. There are two other forms of therapies that take advantage of the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Those are therapies that do not target the cancer directly, but instead target the immune system and are aimed at enhancing the immune system in order to increase its ability to fight cancer. The first one is the use of cancer vaccines. There are different types of vaccines that contain proteins or antigens that are specific to the

tumor cell. The idea is — just as you immunize children against infectious diseases — that by vaccinating a patient with proteins that are specific to their tumor cells, you wake up the immune system and allow it to better fight the cancer. The third type of cancer therapy, which currently creates a lot of excitement in the field, is immunotherapy based on engineering certain types of cells of the immune system — T lymphocytes (or T cells) — to recognize a tumor and kill it. What types of cancers have shown the greatest response to immunotherapy, so far? Altman: It depends on what type of immunotherapy, but for the type of immunotherapy that relies on transferring the patient’s own T lymphocytes — which have been engineered to recognize and kill the cancer cells — the type of cancer where this has been mostly applied is certain forms of leukemia, which are cancers of the blood cells. For the type of immunotherapy that is based on blocking an inhibitor pathway in order to allow a more effective immune response against the cancer, it has been most successful with melanoma. Why do you think immunotherapy is a major approach in cancer therapy? Altman: It would be hard to define an immunotherapy strategy that

would be most effective or most successive in a global way for all cancer. Different types of cancer differ in the way they interact with the immune system. Depending on the cancer type, you would need to select the appropriate type of immunotherapy. I think that taking advantage of the immune system to fight cancer, even in the future, will probably need to be used in combination with other therapies like chemotherapy. But perhaps, if we find effective ways to use immunotherapy against cancer, we can lower the amounts and toxic side affects of traditional therapies like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. What are the key findings of your study? Altman: One way the immune system regulates itself is to put the brake on excessive undesired immune responses. This is important in order to prevent autoimmune diseases, but the price that we pay for that is this same inhibitor mechanism has the potential to inhibit a beneficial immune response against cancer cells. In this case, we would like to block this inhibitory mechanism. One major such inhibitor mechanism is carried out by a cell called “regulatory cell.� This is a type of T cell that puts the brake on an excessive immune response. Those are the kind of cells that, eventually, we would like to deplete or get rid of in cancer in order to have a more effective immune re-

sponse. One important mechanism to which these regulatory T cells inhibit a response is through a receptor that they express on the surface. That receptor is called CTLA-4, it’s the CTLA-4 protein. CTLA-4 is a target for antibodies that are currently being used in the clinic to treat melanoma patients. Antibodies against CTLA-4 actually have shown some very encouraging results in melanoma patients, in terms of prolonging their survival. In this case, we are talking about blocking antibodies that block the inhibitory activity of CTLA-4 from outside the cells. These antibodies do not get inside the cells; they bind to CTLA-4 on the surface of these regulatory T cells and block these regulatory T cells from exerting their inhibitory activity. Our finding also relates to CTLA-4, but now we are talking about biochemical changes that occur inside the cells when this receptor is stimulated. We identified a novel interaction between immune cell receptor CTLA-4 and an intracellular enzyme Protein Kinase. We found that that enzyme is required for the immune suppressive activity of regulatory T cells. In the absence of this enzyme, regulatory T cells were not able to inhibit anymore. What is one thing cancer patients should take away from your study? Altman: Potentially, we have a new way of interfering with the activity of a receptor that plays a very imSee SCIENTIST, page 16

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Local creators of ElliptiGO provide ‘quite a ride’ for runners and others BY KAREN BILLING Solana Beach’s ElliptiGO is on a roll. Created by Bryan Pate and Brent Teal, the ElliptiGO is a hybrid between a bike and elliptical trainer where the rider stands tall and closely mimics the act of running outdoors while eliminating the impact. From its humble beginnings in a Solana Beach garage, the bikes are now available at over 300 stores across the country and around the world. Not to mention ElliptiGO’s most famous user, Meb Keflezighi, has become a huge endorsement for the product. Keflezighi used the ElliptiGO in his cross training five days a week for a year leading up to his Boston Marathon victory last month, setting a 31-second personal record. More than 100 professional runners, as well as some of the best collegiate running teams in the country, are now incorporating the ElliptiGO into their training. “It’s a super exciting time,” Pate said, noting they’ve sold over 10,000 bikes. Pate is a San Diego native, born and raised in Coronado — his great grandfather actually helped build the Hotel Del. A former Marine, Ironman triathlete, cyclist and marathoner, the active lifestyle has always been very important to him. “Running was always my go-to exercise,” Pate said. “But the combination of running, the Marine Corps and soccer left me without the ability to run for exercise at the age of 31.” He started using the elliptical machine at the gym, it worked well but he hated the gym. “It just hit me, someone’s got to make

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SCIENTIST continued from page 10 portant role in blocking an effective immune response against cancer cells. How did it feel when you, your team and your collaborators discovered this? Altman: Among several discoveries that we’ve made over the past 30 years or so, this certainly ranks among the most exciting ones. ‌ Here is a research project where we potentially see the distance between

our very basic research work and potential application, which of course, is still years away, but could lead to very interesting future results. How do you see immunotherapy as a cancer treatment evolving in the next 5, 10, 15 years? Altman: I think that this is a tremendously exciting field. There will be a lot of interesting and exciting progress made in the next 10-15 years. In 2013, “Science Magazine� described cancer immunotherapy as the ‘most exciting scientific discovery of the year.’

I think that in particular, one form of immunotherapy that raises the most excitement and where most focus will probably be, is the form of immunotherapy that is based on engineering the patient’s own T lymphocytes to become effective cancer killers. ‌ Right now, it’s used mostly for certain forms of leukemia. But as we identify proteins that are specifically expressed in other types of cancer, we will be able to engineer T cells that can become effective killers of many other forms of cancer. This is probably where most of the progress in the coming years will be accomplished.

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Letters to the Editor/Opinion San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s Monthly Update Superintendent Rick Schmitt plans to update the greater San Dieguito Union High School District community through our local media with a monthly update. Topics covered will include curriculum, facilities, budget, safety, and other specific and special interest topics. Today’s update focuses on our construction bond program and an update on our math curriculum and related instruction materials. Prop AA Update It is hard to believe that we are only one year into our construction bond program. In that short time, we have completed projects that have upgraded classrooms and other facilities at each of our schools. Rick Schmitt I am also proud to report every project we have completed so far has been at or below budget. The competitive bidding process and management by our planning and construction staff has saved the district over $5 million. Right now, those savings are being used to accelerate our planned technology infrastructure projects to bring more bandwidth and wireless access to all classrooms. As we head into the second summer of the bond program, bigger projects are starting to happen at every school. Improvements include media center and technology upgrades, new science and math buildings, and enhancements to stadiums and fields. Our biggest project will break ground next month — construction of Middle School #5 in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The school will open Fall, 2015 with an initial class of 7th grade students and then expand to both 7th and 8th grades the following year. There is now a page on the district website for the new school (www.sduhsd.net/Our-Schools) where you can find more information about the school, proposed boundaries and planning efforts. District staff present regular planning, construction, and budget updates to the Board of Trustees and the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee. As always, you can find a wealth of information on the bond program, planned projects, construction schedules, audit reports, and much more on the Prop AA website at www. sduhsd.net/PropAA. Math Curriculum & Instructional Materials The San Dieguito Union High School District is continuing its transition to the new Common Core State Standards for English-Language Arts and Mathematics. In the January Superintendent’s monthly update, I discussed our decision to adopt an integrated curricular approach to mathematics and also presented our newly-developed math course offerings and sequences. As we prepare for this transition, I want to ensure that our families have access to the information they need to make informed decisions regarding their students’ future math courses. Our approach to the transition to the Common Core State Standards has been, and will continue to be, a gradual, multi-year transition focusing on in-depth and ongoing professional development for our teachers, keeping our community fully informed and engaged in our decision-making processes, and ensuring that we maintain the historic quality and rigor of our instructional programs. As part of this approach, we’ve ensured that our math program will continue to meet the needs of all learners by providing multiple flexible curricular pathways, including a full complement of honors and AP options open to all students as well as maintaining our long-standing opportunities for acceleration for those student wishing to advance more quickly in their math education. We’ve also ensured that we have appropriate support and remediation options for those students who may need additional help with math. Be sure to visit our website at http://www.sduhsd.net/Common-Core to access information about our transition. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your school counselor and site administration. With the adoption of the new math standards and the integrated approach to our math curriculum, we’ve also undertaken the process of reviewing our instructional materials to ensure that our curricular materials fully and appropriately support student learning and classroom instruction. Our math teachers have spent a significant amount of time reviewing potential instructional materials for adoption in support of our new math courses. After a thorough review of available textbooks and instructional materials by SDUHSD staff, we are recommending the adoption of the Mathematics Vision Project (MVP) curriculum for our Integrated 1-3 courses (high school) and the Utah Middle School Mathematics Project curriculum for our Integrated A-B middle school courses. These curricula were created from scratch, not adapted, to be fully Common Core aligned, have been field tested extensively across many communities over the last two years, and are well-reviewed nationally. These materials, as with any instructional materials, will serve as the foundation for a more robust and fully supplemented curricula to be developed by our math teachers during the remainder of this school year and into the summer. Both curricula have been reviewed and approved by our math teachers, our Parent Curriculum Advisory Committee, and our District Coordinating Council and are available for public view (see links below). We will host a community information session regarding the proposed adoption of these materials on Tuesday, May 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in our district office board room. We plan to present these materials to our school board in June for review and adoption. 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State bill good for people and pets BY SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS It has long been proven that people who commit domestic violence are prone to harming their pets, too. For that reason, the County Board of Supervisors years ago adopted an initiative to keep Animal Control Officers informed concerning households where domestic violence has taken place and there are pets present. Now new state legislation, Assembly Bill 1511, goes one step further. When an Animal Control Officer is sent in to deal with a dangerous pet, they will now know in advance if they are dealing with a dangerous pet owner as well. Of course, that’s if the state bill passes. The way the bill is written, Animal Control Officers will have access to the criminal history of pet owners – before entering the premises. Known as rap sheets, an officer can access police files to protect themselves. If a pet owner has a violent history, or owns a gun, Animal Control will be accompanied by police. In short, AB 1511

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would require the Department of Justice and local criminal justice agencies to provide a summary of state and local criminal history information to an animal control officer for the purposes of performing his or her duties. The bill would permit a local agency to charge a reasonable fee sufficient to cover the costs of providing that information. Public protection will be enhanced. This is a good idea for community safety. In 2012, an unarmed animal control officer in Galt, California, Sacramento County, was shot and killed while trying to retrieve pets from a home whose owner was evicted the previous day. The officer had gone to the home to rescue the dogs and cats authorities thought had been left behind. The owner had been served an See BILL, page 19

What’s at stake on June 3? BY GORDON CLANTON Voter turnout is always lower in the spring primary than the November general election. Turnout is always lower in non-presidential years. City of San Diego residents are suffering from voter fatigue with two mayoral elections in two years. There are no controversial state ballot measures to stir voters. So look for low turnout on June 3. We’ll be lucky if we have a quorum. Low turnout always favors Republican candidates. Democrats outnumber Republicans by 14 percentage points in the City of San Diego. Yet Republican Kevin Faulconer defeated Democrat David Alvarez by 9 points. Two-thirds of San Diegans who voted for Barack Obama did not vote in the San Diego mayoral election. Two-thirds. Many races on the June ballot will remain to be settled in November, when the top two candidates for each position, regardless of party, will square off again.

No matter where we live in this county, everyone has a stake in San Diego politics. San Diego is the anchor tenant of the county and the 900-pound gorilla of regional policy-making. Decisions made in San Diego affect the regional quality of life – even this year when District 1 (Sherri Lightner) is not on the ballot. This year all four evennumbered seats on the nineperson San Diego City Council are up for grabs, so much is at stake. Two races are contested and consequential. If the Democrats win both seats, they retain the 6-3 super majority they have enjoyed since Faulconer was elevated from the council See STAKE, page 19

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HELMET continued from page 1 his house on Sept. 19 when he fell and hit the back right side of his head, the same spot where we was injured as an infant and had multiple surgeries. He was knocked unconscious and suffered a seizure, which caused him to repeatedly hit his head on the street. A CT scan showed Alex suffered a fractured skull and brain damage. Doctors placed him in a medicallyinduced coma to minimize swelling. For weeks, he remained in a coma in the intensive care unit at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Then Alex woke up. On Oct. 14, with his great aunt by his bedside, he opened his eyes. He said, “I love you.” Alex had to learn how to talk and walk again. He still has no memory of the accident. “Every day I pushed myself hard so I could be normal and not live in the hospital for months or even

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years,” Alex explained in a video he created for his presentation. Following the video, he answered questions from his classmates. After spending 61 days in the hospital and totaling $2 million in medical bills, Alex finally got to go home. He has since returned to school, but he can’t play team sports for a year. Although Alex recovered from his fall, he made it clear that not everybody survives traumatic brain injury accidents. “I was lucky,” said Alex, who is now 14 years old and will soon attend Torrey Pines High School. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a TBI annually. Of these, 275,000 are hospitalized and 52,000 die. Children up to 4 years old, adolescents ages 15 to 19 years old, and adults ages 65 years and older are most likely to sustain a TBI, according to the CDC. Falls are the leading cause of TBI, and result in the great-

COSTS continued from page 1 Deputy Mayor Al Corti said he was concerned with the cost estimates. “Am I now as in favor of building this as I was before? The answer is ‘no,’” said Corti after hearing the presentation by Heusner. “Regardless of how I finance it, even if I can afford it, it seems, to me, more expensive. … I would like us to work on a process that can get the cost down to a more palatable number.” Earlier in the meeting, the council voted 4-0 — with Councilman Terry Sinnott absent — to use the city’s public, education and government (PEG) access fees for the new civic center’s television studio. Through a contract with the city, the Del Mar Television Foundation currently operates, broadcasts and provides production services for the television studio, which is about 900 square feet, with a 600-square-foot control room and roughly 300-square-foot storage space. According to city staff and foundation estimates, the foundation only needs a total of 600 square feet of space, including separate rooms for the control room and cablecast equipment. Equipment is estimat-

ed to cost about $293,000, according to the foundation. To help with construction and equipment costs, the council designated the city’s PEG fees, which are paid by local cable television franchise holders, to the project. Del Mar receives approximately $28,000 in PEG fees per year, and currently has $160,000 in PEG avenue available, said Andrew Potter, the city’s administrative services director in a presentation before the council. “I think that the Del Mar TV Foundation, the broadcasts that they produce, are a vital public service,” said Councilman Don Mosier. “If we’re going to construct new space and demolish the current studio, we have a community obligation to replace the facilities.” Although the council has made some decisions and the city is moving forward in the planning process, Kathleen Garcia, the city’s planning and community development director, reminded the community that the whole city hall and civic center process will likely take the city at least two and a half to three years. Since the council approved a draft schedule outlining the project’s next steps in March, presentations and discussions have occurred at every council

est number of TBI-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations. To prevent traumatic brain injuries, Alex encouraged his peers to wear their helmets when skateboarding, as well as when using bikes, scooters, roller skates, rollerblades and snowboards. He reminded his fellow students that in California, anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter or skates. “A split second decision can change or even end your life forever,” Alex said. “Wear your helmet.”

STAKE continued from page 18 and a Democrat (who cannot run for the seat) was appointed to replace him. It takes six votes to overturn a mayoral veto. If the Dems win one of the two seats, they revert to the 5-4 majority they held before Faulconer’s election. If the Republicans win both seats, the GOP would hold both the mayor’s office and a council majority for the first time in two decades. meeting and will continue to take place at every meeting through June 16, when the council could make some decisions on the project. Still, the city is only in the first phase of the project, Garcia said. So far, the city has explored potential city hall sites, program and uses, and financial and economic assessments during the planning phase. Following the planning phase, the city will enter into the design phase, and finally the construction phase of the project. Throughout the process, the city has engaged the community, first in a workshop in December, followed by a survey in January. To further encourage discussion, the council has also set aside up to a half hour during council meetings for community input on the project. Open forums during council meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at every council meeting through June 16. The public will have another opportunity to participate in the process during a second community workshop on June 9. The city hall planning workshop begins at 6 p.m. at the Del Mar Communications Center, located at 240 10th St.

BILL continued from page 18 eviction notice and a sheriff’s deputy had changed the locks. The man still re-entered the house. He fired a shotgun through the door, killing the officer. This cannot happen again. I brought forward support for this bill with Supervisor Greg Cox, which passed the County Board of Supervisors by a 5-0 vote. Our recommendation was strongly supported by our County Animal Services.

In District 2, which includes Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Democrat Sarah Boot faces Republican Lori Zapf, an incumbent forced by redistricting to change districts. In District 6, which includes neighborhoods north and south of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, a threeway battle for November involves Dem Carol Kim, Republican Chris Cate, and independent Mitz Lee who previously served on the SD school board. These technically nonpartisan contests will determine the balance of partisan power on the council that determines our regional fate. Gordon Clanton teaches Sociology at San Diego State University. He welcomes comments at gclanton@mail.sdsu.edu.

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council meeting, $19,200 in private donations has been raised. The volunteer-led Veterans Memorial Committee heading the project has since held a fundraiser May 19 at the Belly Up Tavern (see photos of the event in this issue). A $4 million improvement plan for La Colonia Park and Community Center included recognition for veterans, but the project was put on hold indefinitely due to lack of funding. Funds were to come from the city’s redevelopment agency, but Gov. Jerry Brown abolished redevelopment agencies in 2011. In 2012, the council approved plans for what was originally slated to be a veterans’ memorial, after a community group asked if the project could move forward separately from the La Colonia renovation. Currently, a flagpole and a 2-foot boulder serve as a memorial at La Colonia Park, where the city and VFW Post 5431 host annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. Pictures of

The county will now work to promote the legislation in Sacramento. Public protection is job one for elected officials. Giving Animal Control Officers the information they need to avoid a dangerous situation is not only good common sense, but it could turn out to be a life-saver. Dave Roberts represents the Third District on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Oceanside. Couvillion is a native of Baton Rouge, La., and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Centenary College of Louisiana and a master’s degree in educational leadership from California State University, San Marcos. Bjorn Paige joined SDUHSD as assistant principal at La Costa Canyon High School in 2009. Prior to joining the SDUHSD team, Paige was assistant principal at Terra Linda High School in the Bay Area for two years and taught both English and art at the high school level for 13 years in both Oregon and Northern California. Paige

grew up in Salem, Ore., and holds bachelor’s degrees in literature and philosophy as well as a master’s degree in teaching, all earned through Pacific University in Oregon. Tina Peterson was hired by the district in 2008 as human resources technician and then was promoted last year to the position of human resources systems analyst. Prior to coming to SDUHSD, Peterson worked for Mission Federal Credit Union as the assistant controller for 22 years. Peterson holds a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from San Diego State University. Couvillion and Paige will begin their new positions on July 1, 2014. Peterson’s position will be effective on June 6, 2014.

veterans are also posted on a wall inside the community center. The planned courtyard will feature a stone veneer wall with military seals behind a reflecting pool. It will honor all U.S. veterans living and deceased, as well as those who are currently serving at home and abroad. To raise funds for the project, the community group is selling 12-by-12 inch tiles that will be placed in the courtyard. Tiles will feature the name, rank, branch of service, war and years of service of any veteran, and cost $300 each. Prior to approving the funds, council members expressed concerns about news that tiles were being sold to donors who also wanted to include their individual or family names. “I don’t think it’s a good thing, honestly,” said Councilman Mike Nichols. “I think it’s about honoring the men and women who served — some who died for our country. It’s not about who wrote the check to get the name up there. That’s my opinion.” Nichols serves on the La Colonia Community Center Ad-Hoc Committee, along with Deputy Mayor Lesa Heebner, who shared his opinion. “I was one of the lucky ones to come home unscathed,” said Solana Beach resident and Vietnam veteran Allen Moffson. “But what if I had died? What if one of you has a brother or sister or father that had died in a war? “We don’t want to commercialize this. We don’t

want companies up there. But I see no reason that a family that wants to donate, or an individual, shouldn’t be able to do so.” Moffson, who sits on the Veterans Memorial Committee, said fewer than 10 donors have asked to include their names on the tiles. “Family members have a lot of responsibility when wounded warriors, disabled veterans, paralyzed veterans, amputees, come home from war. It takes a lot of caregiving and responsibility and patience to take care of these veterans when they come home,” said Randy Treadway, commander of VFW Post 5431. He also sits on the committee. “So I think the families need to be recognized.” After hearing public comments, council members agreed to let the ad-hoc committee explore the issue further, but noted business names would not be allowed on the tiles. “I know that family members, just like friends and support groups and everybody else that supports our veterans when they come back from war or nonwar situations — it’s critical,” Nichols said. “I just don’t want it to turn into this hodgepodge of names everywhere, when we’re really trying to honor those who served our country, some of which who died for our country, some of which who are still serving our country.” For more information about the project, and to donate or purchase a tile, visit vetshonor.org.

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Cathedral Catholic High School athlete Brady Aiken is Number One MLB prospect in USA BY ROB LEDONNE Earlier this month, the NFL (National Football League) held its annual draft of new talent, drawing a plethora of attention, discussion, and celebration. Next up, the MLB (Major League Baseball) gets it’s turn during the first week of June to announce the future of dozens of hopeful young players vying for a shot to play professional baseball. After years of preparation and scouting, it’s a big moment for the top prospects in the sport from across the United States to hear if their names are called and to see if they can become the future of the league. One such prospect is Cathedral Catholic High School’s very own Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher for the school’s baseball team who (as of press time) is projected to be the number one pick by a consensus of draft experts. “It’s been a goal since I was little to get drafted and play professional baseball,” said Aiken of his status as the top baseball prospect in the country. “Everything I’ve done (throughout my life) has helped me get where I am today.” That includes equal parts of both hard work and talent, which have come together to make Aiken not only the best player in Southern California, but the entire United

States. “The whole experience throughout my senior year and last summer has been fun, but it’s been especially hectic these past few months,” he said. “We’ve met with every team and talked to a lot of the people (about where I could go). As we get closer to the draft, it’s getting nerve-wracking for my family.” By all accounts, Aiken’s future looks bright to say the least. Being the number one prospect has dozens of world-renowned teams considering Aiken for a spot that could turn the current high school senior into a nationally-known sports star. “I first realized I could go onto something bigger in baseball when I made the 14 and under USA team,” Aiken remembers. “We traveled to Nicaragua, and that was a turning point when I realized I was gifted enough to play with some of the best players in the country. That whole trip was an unbelievable experience.” Holding onto the number one draft spot is the latest in a long line of accomplishments Aiken has achieved. Most recently, he won USA Baseball’s prestigious International Performance of the Year Award for his play on the field, which helped the United States team clinch the gold medal in last September’s Baseball

Ravens Girls Basketball Camp to be held at CCA June 16-20 Ravens Girls Basketball will hold Ravens Girls Basketball Camp June 16-20 at Canyon Crest Academy, the largest all girls basketball camp in San Diego. Campers of all ages and skill levels in grades 3-12 are welcome for a week full of fun and friendship while learning and improving one’s skills in the game of basketball. The camp is run by CCA Ravens Girls Basketball Head Coach Mike Ramel, his coaching staff, and CCA Varsity players both past and present. Register online at www.ccaravensbasketball.com (click on Basketball Camp). For more information: 845-649-4193 or email coachramel@ccaravensbasketball.com.

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when it comes to choosing players, so Aiken has a solid chance to play for any of those teams. “It all depends on how well I do before the draft, and what teams would be interested in me in the first place. Any team that would draft me, I’d be honored to get to play for them,” Aiken said. However, if something unforeseen happens, Aiken said he received a scholarship to play for UCLA come the fall. “Until the day comes and a team actually drafts me and offers me money, I’m going to UCLA,” he said. For now, Aiken is still just another senior at Cathedral Catholic waiting for graduation and thinking about his future — except the MLB, ESPN and other national media outlets are thinking about it too. “A couple of the kids like to joke around with me,” Aiken said of his star status. “It’s really good for (the Cathedral Catholic baseball team) since this keeps them on their toes at all times and helps the team in general since everyone is coming to watch them. It makes everyone a better player in the long run.” Cutting through all of the hype, getting drafted in June would only be the start of another set of tests for Aiken, which would begin in the minor leagues where good players typically last for around five years before making the majors. Though for one of the most exciting prospects in recent memory, Aiken is currently taking it one day at a time. “I was invited to go to New York where the draft is taking place, but we’re not going to do that,” he said. “I still have the CIF playoffs here, so I wanted to stay local and be with my immediate family. On draft day, I’ll be watching TV with my family and my phone on, hoping my name gets called.”

Basketball camp for women age 45 and up to be held at Canyon Crest Academy Canyon Crest Academy will be the site of a basketball camp for women, age 45 and up, to be held this summer on July 4, 5, and 6. Player4Life Basketball Camp held its inaugural session last summer in Solana Beach and had over 60 participants, coming from as far away as North Carolina. The cost of the camp is $185. Included in that fee is two-and-a-half days of basketball instruction, lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner after camp on Saturday, and a camp shirt. The camp will run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Player4Life keeps a low camper to coach ratio, of no more than eight campers to each coach. Player4Life’s head coach is former professional basketball player and WNBA assistant coach Laurie Byrd. Coach Byrd has earned numerous titles and all-star awards as a player, as well as a WNBA championship title as an assistant coach with the Detroit Shock. She has coaching experience at all levels – including high school, college, pro-

fessional, and senior athletes. Coach Byrd brings together a group of seasoned and enthusiastic women’s basketball coaches to assist at the camp. Campers can expect to work on shooting, defense, ball handling, offensive plays and more during the two and a half day camp. All levels of basketball experience are welcome. To find out more about the camp or to register, visit the camp website at http://player4lifecamp.weebly.com/ . For local women who enjoy basketball, but may not have played in a while, the camp is a perfect opportunity to not only get back into the game, but also get connected with the large senior women’s basketball community in San Diego County. San Diego County is home to several over 50 women’s basketball leagues. Games in these leagues are 3 on 3 and are played half court. Many of the local over 50 teams compete in the bi-annual National Senior Games, which will be held next in the summer of 2015 in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

San Diego Aviators Ballkids tryouts set for May 31

The San Diego Aviators, the newest professional tennis team in Mylan World TeamTennis, will host ballkid tryouts at Cathedral Catholic High School on Saturday, May 31, from 2-4 p.m. The Aviators will recruit 15 boys and girls, ages 10-18, to be the official ballkids for all seven Aviators home matches at the Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena) this July. To be eligible, all candidates must be able to attend all seven home matches, and have working knowledge of tennis scoring aligned with Mylan World TeamTennis rules, which includes no-ad scoring, tie-breakers and play on let serves. “Mylan World TeamTennis is all about empowering our youth to get involved in tennis and feel a connection to our team. Having local youth represent the Aviators this season is exactly the kind of energy we’re looking for,” said San Diego Aviators

General Manager Shelly Hall. Leading the ballkids tryout for the San Diego Aviators is Ron Marquez, head varsity Boy’s & Girl’s Tennis Coach and Sports Information and Communication Director at Cathedral Catholic High School. Marquez has been the coordinator for all professional tennis events in San Diego since 1991, including the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, professional tournaments at the San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club, Rancho Bernardo Inn, Morley Field, La Costa Resort and Spa, and Viejas Arena. To tryout, please arrive at Cathedral Catholic High School, located at 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130; no later than 2 p.m. If you have questions prior to tryouts, please contact Ron Marquez at sdballkids@gmail.com. For more information on the Aviators, please visit www.sandiegoaviators.com, or email info@sandiegoaviators.com.


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Carmel Valley Middle School Girls Soccer Team wins BIG 8 Middle School Championship For the sixth straight season, the Carmel Valley Middle School Girls Soccer Team has won the Big 8 Middle School Soccer League Championship. Having only lost one game all season to Oak Crest Middle School, the girls came back to soundly defeat Oak Crest in the finals with a 2-0 score. Coached by Jackie Busch, the girls came together to play every game with a fighting spirit and winning attitude! (Above) Front: Coach Jackie Busch; Middle Row: (L to R) Emma, Bailee, Brynn, Taylor, Chloe, Gabby and Emily; Back row: (L to R) Sophia, Nikki, Bella, Chloe, Lily, Sofia, Bianca, Cami, Lauren, Ari, Morgan and Maddie.

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North Shore Girls Softball 12U Silver Team wins Championship North Shore Girls Softball 12U Silver Team recently won the inaugural Coastal Classic All Star Championship. Front row, L to R: Halle Woodhall, Sophia Lombardi, Leah Tauber, Cassidy Wechter; Middle row, l-r: Nikki Wood, Leah Hallal, Keeley Ramsayer, Kate Mehta, Lila Browne, Lauren Ziment; Back row, l-r: Coach John Wood, Paige Boyes, Jenna Remick, Vivienne Franke, Coach Howard Ziment.

The North Shore Girls 10U Gold team recently won its division Championship at the North Shore Girls Softball League Coastal Classic by a score of 4-2 over 4S Ranch. L to R (back row): Manager Steve, Olivia J, Jessie R., Emily B., Anna H., Katie N., Sydney A., Coach Karla, Coach Randy; (Front row): Sophie P., Sophia B., Katie W., Zippy M., Taylor A.

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TPHS grad publishes debut novel inspired by real-life Parisian apartment BY KRISTINA HOUCK For nearly 70 years, an apartment in Paris sat untouched. The home was filled with items hidden away for generations, including a painting by an Italian master, until an auctioneer discovered the locked time capsule in 2010. The real-life Parisian flat of Marthe de Florian inspired Del Mar native Michelle Gable’s first published novel. “A Paris Apartment” follows a fictional Sotheby’s auctioneer named April Vogt who travels to Paris to assess the items in the apartment. Gable spent about four months researching the apartment and time period before writing the book. She learned de Florian left her home and its contents to an heir. The heir locked up the apartment, moved to the south of France and kept paying the bills until her death. “There’s not a lot known about the actual circumstances of the apartment — why she locked it, why she left, who received the money from the sale of the estate,” said Gable, who grew up in Del Mar and graduated from Torrey Pines High School. Her parents still live in the coastal community. “The research I did was more along the lines of the time period.” Now living in Cardiffby-the-Sea, Gable earned a degree in accounting from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. For 18 years, she has worked in finance. But writing has always been her second passion. Gable recalled writing stories as a young child and taking creative writing classes in college. “What I like about accounting is the balance. The numbers tell a story. They come together and make sense,” she said. “You have to do the same with writing.” When she wasn’t working with numbers, Gable worked with words. She eventually wrote her first novel and hired an agent. Although her first novel about

Michelle Gable Courtesy photo the aftermath of a plane crash wasn’t picked up, Gable was inspired to write another story when her agent sent her a news article about a Paris apartment that had been abandoned for nearly 70 years. “The pictures that were in the article were amazing,” Gable said. “It was very haunting. It seemed crazy that somebody would lock it for all those years.” Gable is currently in the middle of a book tour and will be speaking and signing copies of “A Paris Apartment” at 6:30 p.m. June 5 at the Del Mar Library and at 1 p.m. June 8 at Barnes & Noble in Encinitas. “I hope it’s an escape for people — that’s what I tried to do,” Gable said. “It’s serious enough so people who want a heavier read will enjoy it, but it’s also, hopefully, enough of an escape that you can sit and read it in one sitting or at the beach. I want people to get sucked up in that world like I did.” Published by Thomas Dunne Books for St. Martin’s Press, “A Paris Apartment” is available online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound. For more information about Gable and “A Paris Apartment,” visit michellegable.com.

Canyon Crest Academy gearing up for Student Film Festival May 30 BY ROB LEDONNE As another school year at Canyon Crest Academy draws to a close, the film department is holding its annual Student Film Festival on May 30, which acts as a last hurrah for graduating seniors and shows off what students have been learning and working on throughout the past year. “The talent in our school and program is unbelievable,”said Mark Raines, the Envision Cinema coordinator at Canyon Crest. “This is a chance for us to showcase the best films that students create throughout the year. The submission process was open to the entire student body — any student can submit. We try to screen as many as possible.” Raines, who began teaching at Canyon Crest Academy six years ago, has not only seen the film festival grow in the intervening time, but the film department and school in general. “It’s been really exciting seeing it evolve each year. Every school year, the number of both the students who sign up for classes and the festivals we get our films into increases,” Raines said. “What’s also really cool is that besides the growth of the program, you get to see today’s seniors mentoring and teaching each class of students behind them. A lot of the work we do relies on groups and teams, and the longer the program exists the more you can rely on that.” The Student Film Festival is also a chance to bring home CCA-produced films which have only previously been publicly seen at other festivals around the region. Just recently, the student film “Milquetoast” won big at the Encinitas Film Festival, and both Canyon Crest film and television productions took home prizes at the San Diego County Office of Education’s IVIE (or Innovative Video in Education) Awards. “If they continue to

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Tommy Wood (audio), Brandon Chase (director). Courtesy photos work at their craft, there are a lot of students in our program who will have a major influence in the film and television industry in the future,” predicts Raines. “I can’t even just pick one student who’s a standout. I feel like they’ve raised the bar, even in the content of the films this year. These students are creating amazing works of art that don’t go the low road. A lot of the low-brow, violent things they see in

movies and television are not making it into the films produced at the school. ” It’s no wonder Raines has such praise for his students this year — many seniors have already been accepted into the top film schools in the country, including prestigious programs at New York University, UCLA, USC, and Chapman University — all of which have Canyon Crest Academy alumni attending as well. Each film at this year’s festival fits into four specific categories: drama, comedy, documentary, and music video. There will be awards (donated by parents) given to the best of each category, as well as prizes for a People’s Choice award and Overall Winner. Above all else, Raines says the only thing audiences should expect is to see pure creativity on display. “These students have the talent to make films that are both artistic and marketable,” Raines said. “And it shows.” The Canyon Crest Academy Student Film Festival takes place May 30 at 7 p.m. at CCA’s Proscenium Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students; all proceeds go back into the film program.


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City of Hope’s fourth annual Yoga for Hope set for June 7 at Petco Park

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BY KRISTINA HOUCK In an effort to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga, as well as funds for research, treatment and education programs, City of Hope’s Yoga for Hope is set to return June 7 at Petco Park. The fourth annual event will feature a master yoga class and yoga marketplace featuring more than 30 vendors. “It’s such an inspirational day and it’s such a beautiful opportunity to connect with other people,” said Amanda Nixon, assistant director of philanthropy for City of Hope’s southwest development office. Diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at just 27 years old, Nixon discovered the benefits of yoga after multiple surgeries and months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She has attended Yoga for Hope since it first launched in 2011, but this is her first time coordinating the awareness and fundraising event. “Because of my cancer journey, I discovered yoga, and it has really helped me so much,” said Nixon, who is now 36 years old and an eight-year breast cancer survivor. “It improved my

are at in healing — the postures can be as simple as sitting, focusing on their breath, tuning in and feeling what’s going on rather than trying to escape what’s going on. It’s really transformative.” Yoga poses will focus on this year’s theme, which is strength and finding the power within, McCarthy said. “It’s really powerful,” said McCarthy, who has more than 25 years of teaching experience. “It gives everyone an opportunity to really connect and make a difference through something that they love, whether they’re brand new to yoga or a regular yoga practitioner.” About 700 people participated in Yoga for Hope last year when it was held at Petco Park for the first time. The event, which outCity of Hope’s annual Yoga for Hope raises awareness about the benefits of yoga, as well as funds for research, treatment and education programs. Photo by Epic PhotoJournalism range of motion, it helped my ability to sleep, it helped me reconnect with my body. It has helped me beyond words.” As one of the nation’s leading centers for cancer treatment and research, City of Hope offers free yoga for patients at its medical center, which is located in Duarte, Calif., northeast of Los Angeles. The event aims to support the center’s efforts to expand awareness of the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection when battling cancer, diabetes or HIV/AIDS. “One of the most profound things yoga teaches you is how to cancel the negative thoughts that don’t serve you and replace those with more powerful thoughts,” said Rancho Santa Fe-based yoga instructor Stacy McCarthy, who is one of four instructors who will be leading the master yoga class. Other instructors include Amy Caldwell, Michael Fukumura and Claire Petretti Marti. “Through the use of our breath, the use of our focus and the use of our thoughts, we start to change from the inside out. For those who are healing — whatever stage they

grew its original location at Hilton Bayfront San Diego, raised $70,000. Organizers expect 1,000 people to participate in this year’s event. The master yoga class begins at 8:30 a.m. June 7 at Petco Park in San Diego. The marketplace opens at 7 a.m. and closes at noon. Advance registration costs $45 for students and $35 for yoga instructors. All registered participants will receive tickets to the June 8 San Diego Padres baseball game. Yoga for Hope’s top fundraiser will throw out the first pitch. For more information about the 2014 Yoga for Hope and to register, visit www. cityofhope.org/yoga-for-hope.

35th Annual Fiesta del Sol to be held in Solana Beach May 31-June 1 The 35th Annual Fiesta del Sol will be held on May 31 and June 1, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. Once again, the Belly Up has lined up a great list of musicians to perform over the two-day event, which also includes local community talent. The event also features arts and crafts, children’s games, great food, beer and wine gardens, shopping specials at the Cedros Design District and more. The parking options have been expanded, making it easier to park and catch a free shuttle. For more information, please visit www.fiestadelsol.net

Cheerleading Fundamentals Workshop to be presented by TPHS Cheer June 4 TPHS Cheer Squad will present a cheerleading fundamentals workshop on Wednesday, June 4, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the TPHS Quad. The workshop is especially for children ages 5-14. Participants will be divided into age groups and the focus will be on fundamental skills, including cheer motions and jumps instructed by TPHS Cheer coaches and TPHS cheerleaders. To register and/or questions, email cawendy4@gmail.com.

CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING What’s Wrong with This Picture? Some Problems of Art in Our Time with Derrick R. Cartwright. Ph.D.

Summer C.A.M.P. is back! MCASD’s Summer C.A.M.P. (Contemporary Art, Media & Process) invites 6–12 year-olds to explore contemporary art through a series of week-long art-making workshops led by local contemporary artists. Sign up now for one of THREE sessions:

Tuesdays, May 27 and June 3 from 7:30–9 PM This series explores today’s art world with an eye toward making, consuming, and sustaining a vibrant visual culture in the 21st century. We will identify the prevailing conditions of our contemporary moment and ask, “How did our art world get to be this way?” Individual lectures: $14 members, $19 nonmembers (858) 454-5872 LJathenaeum.org/lectures

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Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight. Ages 6-13 must attend with a paid adult.

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Thai Chicken Wrap is filled with chicken, brown rice, peanut sauce, mango and vegetables with yam chips on the side.

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Ham-Cheese-Egg Sando features scrambled eggs, Tasso ham, gruyere and arugula sandwiched in a pretzel roll with a side of breakfast potatoes.

Life’s a Breeze at chillin’ Del Mar café BY KELLEY CARLSON t Del Mar’s Breeze Café, guests just go with the flow. The eatery is quintessential California: Patrons congregate on a sun-kissed patio and chat over chai teas, while gazing out over the Pacific Ocean just a couple of blocks away. It’s a stopping point for Del Mar Plaza shoppers to power up, and for guests who want to leave their cares behind. Even the menu is “relaxed” and often changed, as it’s crafted by customers’ feedback, according to manager Chris Gallego. The restaurant opens at 7 a.m. daily with simple offerings of coffee and house-made pastries, but breakfast dining gets under way at 8 a.m. Among the current faves is the Sugar-Spiced Salmon Hash, a dish that exercises the taste buds: flaky Alaskan salmon with a sugar-mustard glaze, supplemented with chunks of red potatoes, feta, green onions and cilantro, plus two poached eggs. There’s the Corned Beef Hash, which includes a festive medley of green onions, red bell peppers, melted cheddar, shredded potatoes and two poached eggs with chives on top. The light Fresh Berry Waffles feature strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and a

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Breeze Café’s Salmon Hash dollop of lemon ricotta that looks like butter piled in the center, and honey-maplethyme syrup to drizzle over it. Diners also enjoy delving into the Del Mar Power Breakfast, with scrambled egg whites, salsa, black beans, broccoli and a corn tortilla. Another specialty that garners attention is the Ham-Cheese-Egg Sando with scrambled eggs, slices of spicy-and-peppery Tasso ham, gruyere and arugula sandwiched in a pretzel roll, with a side of breakfast potatoes. In between bites, people sip beverages like the frothy White Chocolate Lavender Latte,

and on weekends, they may add some kick to their meals with Bloody Marys and mimosas. For lunch, patrons can find soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Selections include Thai Chicken Wrap with chicken, brown rice, peanut sauce, mango and vegetables stuffed inside a spinach tortilla with yam chips on the side. Blackened Fish Tacos are topped with salsa fresca, jicama slaw and chile aioli inside white corn tortillas (which are made in Breeze Cafe’s sister restaurant upstairs, Pacifica Del Mar). A Tasting of Both Soups includes the Japanese Clam Chowder Shiitake and Mulligatawny Soup Curry. As a bonus, guests who stop in midday Monday through Friday can refuel during the cappuccino “happy hour,” when it’s $1 for a small cup and $1.75 for a large. There are other deals during the week, as well. Locals receive 15 percent off their bill on Mondays; on Tuesdays, anyone can buy a cookie and get a second one free. Regulars can get a double punch on their breakfast/ lunch/coffee card on Wednesdays, and the military and service industry are recognized for their efforts with 15 percent off their bills Thursdays. On Fridays, draft beers are $3, which includes Shock Top, Stone, Karl Strauss, Ballast Point and Coronado.


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‘Faded Glory’ takes rollicking romp Solana Beach PTA to hold through one man’s amazing life International Festival May 30 BY DIANA SAENGER From scoundrel and murderer to military hero, Daniel Sickels lived an adventurous life in late-19th century America. “Faded Glory,” by playwright Tim Burns, explores Sickels’ journey, and will have its world premiere at the North Coast Repertory Theatre directed by David Ellenstein. Sickels was a congressman, philanderer, embezzler, Civil War general and recipient of a Congressional Medal of Honor, among many other titles. Actor Andrew Barnicle, a long-time Ellenstein collaborator, said he’s excited to take on this character. “Sickels was a very interesting guy and when I looked him up on the Internet, I found stories about him go on for 10 pages,” Barnicle said. “He lived a bizarre and fascinating life with scandals, taking part in the Battle of Gettysburg, fighting in the Spanish American War, and murdering his wife’s lover, who was

If you go “Faded Glory,” runs May 28-June 22 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets are $37-$54 at (858) 481-1055 and www. northcoastrep.org the son of Francis Scott Key (a lawyer who wrote the “Star Spangled Banner.) He got off the murder wrap by pleading temporary insanity — and that was the first time that plea had been used.” Barnicle said playwright Burns has done a great job

fitting Sickels’ quirky history into the North Coast Rep structure and timeframe. “Burns is having a lot of fun with this character trying to find the important moments in his life, and work them into the dialogue as Sickels awaits his Congressional Medal of Honor to be awarded. The play begins about a week or two before the award and people from his past start converging on him, even his former wife from Spain,” Barnicle said. The production is a comedy and many laughs abound. “Consider this cranky and diluted old guy railing against the world,” Barnicle mused. The cast includes Ben Cole, Frances Anita Rivera, Bruce Turk, Rachel Van Wormer and Shana Wride. “I hope when audience members leave the theater, they will want to go home and look up this real-life guy to see that he really did all this stuff,” Barnicle said.

The Solana Beach PTA will hold its inaugural International Festival to be held Friday, May 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach. This event is free to the community (except for whatever food you purchase). There will be international food trucks, international entertainment, 11 country booths with various kid-friendly facts about each

country and a passport trivia game for the kids. Adults and children are welcome to dress in an international costume of their choice. The country booths that will be represented are India, France, China, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Serbia and Lithuania. The international entertainment includes Mexican ballet folklorico, Chinese

white lion dancers, Irish dancers, Korean taekwondo demonstration and East Indian dancers. The food trucks confirmed thus far are: Brazil on Wheelz, God Save The Cuisine, Sno Cone Truck, East African Cuisine, Thang and Dang’s Lao & Thai Food and Juice Wave SD. For more information contact Cheryl Bray at Cheryl@cedroshomes.com.

Artists sought for Athenaeum’s annual juried exhibition Local artists are invited to enter the Athenaeum’s 23rd annual Juried Exhibition, on view Aug. 2-30. The deadline for submissions is 5:30 p.m., June 18. An opening reception with the artists will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, where first, second, and third prizes will be awarded. An additional award, the Night Owls Members’ Choice Award, will be given at an event on Friday, Aug. 22. Members of the Athenaeum’s Night Owls (formerly the A List), a membership group for young art and music enthusiasts, will select their favorite piece at the event. This year’s jurors are Sally Yard, Professor of Art History, University of San Diego and Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries & Professor of Art History, University of San Diego. One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, selected artists will be exhibited in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery, as well as the Joseph Clayes III Gallery. Artists will be notified by phone or mail. Submission is open to all artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego County, working in 2-D and 3-D media (no functional or craft art). Fees are $15 for Athenaeum members and $20 for non-members. A maximum of five slides or five digital images on CD, per artist, may be submitted. Entry forms can be picked up at the Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St. or downloaded from http://www.ljathenaeum.org/exhibitions.html. For more information, call (858) 454-5872 or visit www.ljathenaeum.org

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Beth Am preschool kids create Zoozeum BY KAREN BILLING Congregation Beth Amâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gesher Preschool got wild with its 13th annual Zoozeum on May 15. In an advanced program, the children classify their chosen animals and learn all about their habitats and characteristics to be ready to make a knowledgeable presentation in front of their families. T h e youngsters l e a r n about different artists and their artisMiles Krawitz with cheetah tic techniques to complete art projects of their chosen animal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of their work is on display during Zoozeum night. The biggest art project brings families together as students work with their parents to construct lifelike animals out of paper mache, fur and feathers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noah Sacks creatively used pinecone seeds to mimic the spiny scales of the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hardest part was getting it to stand up,â&#x20AC;? said Sophie Herman of her leopard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the tail of it kind of broke but we stuck it with glue.â&#x20AC;? The Zoozeum night is a chance for the future artists, scientists and animal lovers to show off with pride all of their artistic efforts and all theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned. For photos online, visit www.delmartimes.net. PHOTOS BY KAREN BILLING

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Kyra Aires and her giraffe Gesher students gave presentations on their animals in T-shirts they designed.

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2014 Ashley Falls Neighborhood Garage Sale June 7 to benefit the school PTA The Annual Ashley Falls Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held Saturday, June 7, from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Shoppers will have a splendid time making their rounds to each participating homeowner’s “booth” (driveway), which will have a variety of merchandise displayed. Chris Lin, a licensed broker and local Realtor with CHRIS LIN Real Estate of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices CA, is sponsoring and promoting this charity event. “I understand how important it is to support our local school’s PTA. I am a mom myself and have been actively involved in my child’s school for many years. Every dollar and every volunteer hour are invaluable to our schools and our children’s education.” Lin and her staff have dedicated numerous hours to preparing for this charity event. Homeowners and all the participants are encouraged to donate a portion of their proceeds to Ashley Falls Elementary PTA, the designated benefactor of this neighborhood garage sale. To get to the sale, follow Del Mar Heights Road east to Ashley Falls Drive and turn right or go straight and make a right at Seagrove. Follow the garage sale signs. As an option, follow signs

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from Carmel Country Road where it meets Highway 56, north to Carmel Canyon, then make a right to Carmel Knolls. Follow the garage sale signs. Maps will be available at both entrances.

Memorial Day Ceremony to be held in Solana Beach May 26 The City of Solana Beach and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, at the Veterans’ Memorial at La Colonia Community Park, 715 Valley Ave. in Solana Beach. The ceremony

will take place from 11 a.m.until noon. Some highlights include Camp Pendleton Young Marines as Color Guard, the Santa Fe Christian School Band, “Feathers from Heaven” doves, and a special guest speaker who will address the community.

Information about the proposed new Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park will be available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (858) 720-2453.

Del Mar Village Association to host ‘Summer Solstice by the Sea’ celebration June 19 The Del Mar Village Association will once again host its 9th annual Summer Solstice celebration on Thursday, June 19, at Powerhouse Park on Coast Boulevard from 5 to 8 p.m. Over 700 people are expected to gather in the seaside space and sample tastings from over 20 vineyards and micro breweries, as well as delectable food samplings from Del Mar’s finest restaurants. A small, one of a kind silent auction will be held featuring items like Thoroughbred Club tickets, wine tasting dinners, a party in the Powerhouse, etc. Long hailed as a launch party for the summer season, the sell out crowd will be treated to the steel drum sounds of the Fula Bula Band, and will enjoy a tiki torch finale as our Del Mar lifeguards surf in to shore at sunset with a dazzling display of blazing fire. A portion of the funds raised by this event will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation Wounded Warriors Del Mar Surf Clinic and the City of Del Mar by funding the purchase of beach wheelchairs. These specialized chairs allow wounded servicemen, first responders, and local residents in need of beach access assistance the ability to enjoy our shore and participate in various water activities. Tickets are limited and available through the DMVA Visitors Center, 1104 Camino Del Mar, or on line at www.delmarmainstreet.com. Tickets are $75 while supplies. It is suggested you purchase your tickets early as this is always a sell out event. You must be 21 or over to attend.

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DM Rose Society to discuss soil needs “What does your soil need?” is the topic at the Del Mar Rose Society monthly meeting May 29 at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar. The guest speaker will be Irv McDaniel, who has been at Kellogg Garden Products since 1979 and has serviced San Diego for over 30 years. McDaniel has a BS degree in ornamental horticul-

ture from Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to Kellogg’s, he managed several retail nurseries in Southern California and has also sold wholesale green goods. Kellogg Garden Products has been in business since 1925 and is still family owned and is run by their third generation. They manufacture virtually everything they sell in order to maintain the highest quality soil

amendments and certified organic fertilizer. Their two major brands are Kellogg and Gardener & Bloome. A social hour with refreshments starts at 6:30 p.m., the program at 7 p.m. The public is invited. The Powerhouse is located at 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. The public is welcome. For information, call Thelma Gerome (858) 3494799.

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SPOTLIGHT on LOCAL BUSINESS Royal Dance Academy continues to grow, now offers additional programs BY KAREN BILLING Is Royal Dance Academy the strict ballet studio or the fun, recreational dance place? The answer is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both. Since 2001, owner Francine Garton has tried to create the best dance experience to suit each individual dancerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether they want to dance once a week, train seriously on pointe on the Royal Academy of Dance track, compete on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hardcoreâ&#x20AC;? competitive team or compete for fun because they just love to perform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just continued to grow and offer more programs for the children,â&#x20AC;? Garton said, listing their offerings of ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern/contemporary and acro. The four-studio Piazza Carmel location in Carmel Valley is â&#x20AC;&#x153;jam-packed with activityâ&#x20AC;? nearly every day of the week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on a quiet Friday morning in which school was cancelled due to the recent wildfires, a young dancer showed up and surprised Garton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she had taken advantage of the day off to schedule a private lesson. As busy as Royal Dance Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule of offerings is, the private lesson is proof that her students canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough dance and Garton is determined to give it to them. New this year, Garton is starting a junior ballet company as well as a hip hop dance company called Young Royalty. Royal Dance has also grown to have 26 competitive dance teams and even those cater to different types of dancers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; teams exist for dancers who want to compete for fun and for those who want to be professional dancers, travel more and go to national conventions. Teams have been to five competitions this year, with excellent results. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The results have been unbelievable,â&#x20AC;? Garton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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talent and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so exciting,â&#x20AC;? Garton said. As a teacher and parent to four children now, Garton said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to imagine herself at 14 years old leaving her Liverpool home to attend the Legat School of Dance in London before receiving a dance teaching degree and touring the world as a professional dancer. She said she encourages her young students to take advantage of those opportunities to go and experience classes in different places with master teachers, get out of their comfort zone, excel in other areas and come back and apply what they absorbed. Garton does whatever she can to make Royal Dance Academy feel like a second home for her dancers. She realizes that there can be a lot of pressure today, especially on her high school students, to find balance between their schoolwork and extracurricular activities. She wants the studio to be a place where they can leave their worries at the door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give them a hug and tell them to pour all their emotions into dance class, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their release,â&#x20AC;? Garton said. Additionally, she has begun offering a new class at RDA called Teen Esteem Yoga, giving teens and pre-teens the skills and tools to manage everyday stresses, feel more empowered and give them confidence. Garton is always looking at ways to grow and offer more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; recently exploring

the option of adding a ballroom class. It all goes to her goal of becoming a complete performing arts academy where students can take dance, Pilates reformer classes, yoga, and singing and acting classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dream is to have a performing arts campus,â&#x20AC;? Garton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I want to create because there are so many talented kids and I want to give them a place for every one of their dreams.â&#x20AC;? This summer, the academy will offer a full slate of summer camps and Garton said the most anticipated is their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frozenâ&#x20AC;? camp. Based on the ultra-popular Disney movie, the camp will feature dance as well as arts and crafts, acting out scenes of the movie and singing the most-loved songs. Royal Dance Academy is also gearing up for its big recital in June, which will feature over 600 kids in four nights of shows at the Mandeville Theater at UC San Diego. The recitals will be held on June 20 at 6:30 p.m., June 21 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and June 22 at 5 p.m. The shows are guaranteed to sell out, so purchase tickets online early. For more information on summer camps or classes, visit royaldanceacademy. com. Note: Business spotlights are developed through this newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advertising department in support of our advertisers.

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Martin Moran (Vanya), Marcia DeBonis (Sonia), Tyler Lansing Weaks (Spike), and Candy Buckley (Masha) rehearse. Photo by Jim Cox ran (playing Vanya) in Lansing Weaks), back her self-pity.” Buckley has many “Cabaret.” She’s known home with her. He’s her alternative to getting older, connections to this play. Marcia DeBonis (playing having a hard time, and She acted with Martin Mo- Sonia), who is also a cast-

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St. Peter’s Del Mar Memorial Day service is May 26 Battle of the Bands returning to Westfield North County on May 31 Westfield North County will hold its second annual Battle of the Bands, a free musical showcase featuring 10 local musical group performances with musicians ranging in age from 10 to 19. The competition will take place on Saturday, May 31, from noon-5 p.m., as an extension of Westfield’s continued efforts to support the arts and encourage personal growth in youth through music. Among those performing include Carmel Valley-based The Santana Brothers B.A.N.D. a high-energy rock band made up of the Santana triplets Brendan, Alexander and Nathan, older brother Daniel Santana and keyboardist Jacob “J.T.” This free family-friendly event will be held outdoors on the east side of Westfield North County (272 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025) off of Beethoven Street and next to Aria Bridal. For more information about Battle of the Bands, please visit Westfield North County’s Facebook page, call (760) 489-0631, or follow on Twitter for updates at @WestfieldNC or via the event hashtag, #NorthCountyBOTB.

Hall of Fame swimmer Lynne Cox to read from new children’s book at Del Mar Library World-renowned swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox will be reading from her new children’s book, “Elizabeth Queen of the Seas,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Del Mar Library. “Elizabeth Queen of the Seas,” illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca, is an inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Elizabeth, a real-life ele-

phant seal made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch. The volunteers catch her again and again — each time towing her farther, even hundreds of miles away — but, still,

Elizabeth finds her way back home. Inducted into the International Swimmers Hall of Fame in 2000, Lynne Cox has also written “South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery”; “Grayson”; and “Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer.”

The annual Community Memorial Day Service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Del Mar, on Monday, May 26, at 11 a.m. After a traditional service of hymns and prayer, there will be a Memorial Roll Call, during which names of deceased members of the armed ser-

vices will be read. The service will conclude with taps. The speaker this year is Chaplain Jerome Hinson, fleet chaplain for the U.S. Third Fleet. Contact the church office at (858) 755-1616 as soon as possible to include the name of a deceased

military member, so that they may be remembered and prayed for during this important service. St. Peter’s is at 334 14th St. in Del Mar Village, one block east of Highway 101. For more information, visit www.stpetersdelmar.net or call Fr. Tom Bond at (858) 279-5458.

International bestselling author on brain research to speak at Horizon Prep In a rare Southern California appearance, Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe (6233 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067) will host Barbara Arrowsmith-Young for a special event, Friday, May 23, at 4 p.m. Arrowsmith-Young, the author of the international bestseller, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, is recognized as a pioneer, the creator of one of the first treatment applications utilizing the principals of neuroplasticity. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young holds a B.A.Sc. in child studies from the University of Guelph and a master’s degree in school psychology from the University of Toronto. As the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, Arrowsmith-Young began using these principles in 1978 to develop cognitive programs to address learning disorders, first starting with her own debilitating set of brain deficits. Arrowsmith-Young’s program of cognitive exercises is now implemented in 55 schools in Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. Horizon Prep is one of only two schools in California to offer The Arrowsmith Program. “We are thrilled with the progress we are seeing in Arrowsmith,” says Horizon Prep and Arrowsmith Parent Dana Kettler, “all you have to do is pick up any news magazine on the racks today to see that we are on the cutting edge of gains in neuroscience and the impact on learning!” “This is going to be an exciting evening to hear from a world-renowned expert,” says Horizon Prep Arrowsmith Instructor and Speech-Language Pathologist Keri Leasure. Space is limited — call or email to reserve your seat today: (858) 756-5599; kleasure@ horizonprep.org

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CCA gala pays tribute to Beatles About 380 supporters of Canyon Crest Academy attended the sold-out Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s annual gala, “Across the Universe: A Tribute to the Beatles,” May 16 at CCA’s Proscenium Theater. The gala recognized the 10th anniversary of the school and the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut in the United States. A proclamation from County Supervisor Dave Roberts also commemorated CCA’s 10th anniversary. Members of the San Dieguito Union High School District Board and Superintendent Rick Schmitt also attended the event. The gala was “the most successful one-day fundraising event ever for the CCA Foundation, raising a net of approximately $125,000.” The funds raised allow the Foundation to “enrich the experience of every student, every day.” In the style of an old Hollywood opening night, guests walked the red carpet, posed for the paparazzi, participated in an auction, and feasted on Beatles-themed treats as they made their way through an “Octopus’s Garden” to the show. The musical, theatrical and artistic extravaganza featured songs from the Beatles and students from CCA’s Envision programs for cinema, dance, digital and fine art, instrumental music, theater, and vocal music. Laurence Juber, internationallyrecognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney’s band, Wings, made a special appearance at the gala. Juber has played with three of the Beatles. Photos by Jon Clark; For photos online, visit www.delmartimes.net.

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eighth grade, and although BY DIANA SAENGER Cygnet Theatre in Old they are still in love, barriers Town claims “The stand in their way to happiMotherf**ker with the Hat” ness. “Guirgis explains that by Stephen Adly Guirgis, is it’s about not only their growing up last play of and accepting Season 11, but responsibilialso their ty,” Lutfy said. most hilarious “Jackie is goand provocaing through tive. Directing the 12 Steps of the San Diego Recovery … premiere is and the SerenRob Lutfy, the ity Prayer … 2012-13 Wilknowing the liam R. Kenan, difference of Jr. Directing things that Fellow at The can change John F. Kenneand those that dy Center. cannot. I tell The play Rob Lutfy directs the actors this premiered on Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play is about Broadway in Tony-award nominated 2011 with a ‘The Mother-f**ker with the wisdom to know the difhost of stars in the Hat’ at Cygnet ference, and the cast, and Theatre. COURTESY Jackie is learnhas been nominated for several Tony ing what he can do to Awards. Moving the play change his life.” Casting a serious drama out to theaters across the country now, directors have with ongoing hilarity is not had challenges, considering an easy task, so Cygnet’s Arits foul-language and tough tistic Director Sean Murray and Lutfy worked together talk about alcoholism. “This is not a Julia Rob- to find the right actors. “It is hard to teach an erts comedy for sure,” Lutfy said. “It’s a real human story actor to be funny,” Lutfy about love and how, some- said. “There are techniques times, we’re addicted to for cracking jokes, but when something that’s not good looking for an actor who for us, and that includes the knows how to find the posipeople in our lives. If you tive in roles that are very can get over the title and negative — like with these profanity, you’ll probably characters — we needed actors who know the good, never see a funnier tragedy. “Guirgis writes with a who know what makes their great compassion and has characters lovable and who an original take on ‘class’ — can hook into the comedy (some) people are virtually naturally and make it hapinvisible to the white-collar pen. Once you lock into world. I love that about this Guirgis’ rhythm you can easily ride it.” play.” Murray suggested, The story deals with broken promises and exam- “Robby is that rare form of ines acceptance, loyalty and director who gets the whole love. Jackie (Steven Lone) picture. He’s both visionary and Veronica (Minerva Gar- and truth-finder, and he cia) were sweethearts in speaks to actors with under-

Broken promises and an examination of acceptance, loyalty and love is the essence of Cygnet Theatre’s San Diego premiere of ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’ by Stephen Adly Guirgis. COURTESY

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She’s got your ‘BAC’ BY KAREN POWELL The Del Mar Village Association is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of the Village of Del Mar while preserving its history and unique character. It is comprised of several committees made up of local volunteers and business people who strive to fulfill that mission. The Economic Improvement Committee was formed and charged with helping the downtown businesses realize success, but chairwoman KC Vafiadis concluded there was little or nothing that could be done to change or improve the economy. Therefore she changed the name to the Business Assistance Committee (BAC) and engaged 10 business owners, many of whom are residents, to help local merchants and work on promotions, partnerships, collaborations, vacancies, valet parking, lighting, holiday events, coordinating with the Tourism Business Improvement District and acting as a liaison to the City. Their motto? “We’ve Got Your Back!” KC has been a board member on the DMVA for two years and is a property and business owner in Del Mar. She moved here with her family in 1968, and in 1970 they purchased the iconic Stratford Square Building on the corner of 15th Street and Camino Del Mar. KC attended Del Mar

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First Thursdays: ‘Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda: Spanish Guitar’ The Del Mar Foundation hosted “Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda: Spanish Guitar” at its First Thursdays event on May 1 at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center. Fred Benedetti has performed worldwide and locally with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Starlight Opera, American Ballet Company, and Old Globe Theatre. Benedetti studied with maestro Andres Segovia, and was one of only 12 guitarists chosen worldwide for this honor. Benedetti has been featured on over 100 CD’s in his 30 years as a Nate McCay, Jackie Bridge, Ed and Phyllis Mirsky studio musician. George Svoboda has been performing and recording for nearly 35 years. Svoboda studied guitar and history of music at the State Conservatory of Music in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. He is a faculty member at Mesa College. He has performed worldwide with the Benetti/Svoboda Guitar Duo and the Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble, and with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Ballet, Young Artists Symphony and the San Diego Opera. For more information, log onto www.delmarfoundation.org. Carol Kerridge, David and Arline Paa — By Tanys Evangelisti

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BY CATHARINE KAUFMAN Spring blusters up quirky climate conditions, pressure changes, and fills the air with pollen and other allergens, creating the perfect storm for headaches of all varieties. Mine are debilitating migraines with a typical assortment of neurological symptoms. For fellow migraine sufferers (27 million in this country alone), here are ways to combat the sneaky foe on two fronts — by avoiding triggers and amping up foods to fend them off. Don’t be Trigger Happy Certain foods and drinks have been linked to stirring up migraines.

While different triggers affect different folks, it seems that the common denominator is a pair of feisty amino acids called tyramine and phenylethylamine. These are found in stinky cheeses (aged and fermented), including the blue-veined moldy varieties like Gorgonzola, Roquefort and Stilton, along with cheddar and Brie. Other foods containing the migraine culprits are assorted soy products, balsamic and red wine vinegars, liquor and chocolate — pity. While alcohol generally causes headaches due to its dehydrating effect, beer, red wine, vermouth and sherry have a mother lode of tyramine, so ban these boozes completely. Processed meats like hot dogs, sausages, pastrami, salami and other deli “delights” are not only artery-cloggers, but rife with nitrites. These nitrites preserve cured and smoked foods, while fueling the migraine monster. Either avoid these altogether or seek out nitrite-free alternatives. Sulfites, another hidden migraine menace, lurk

in dried fruits, including apricots, prunes, raisins and figs, along with jams and preserves, processed foods, wines and wine coolers. Avoid other potential triggers like additives and artificial sweeteners, such as the notorious MSG (monosodium glutamate), hydrolyzed proteins, yeast extract and aspartame. Be on the lookout and read labels judiciously. Mighty Migraine Fighters Choice foods and fluids that ward off inflammation and dehydration are key to keeping the enemy at bay. •Magnesium Militia: This mighty mineral has been found to help put the skids on both mainstream and menstrual migraines. So load up on magnesium rich foods, kicking off the day with a powerful spinach smoothie and a wholewheat English muffin slathered with sunflower seed butter. Toss some migraine-busting millet in a green salad, whip up a quinoa tabouleh over a bed of Swiss chard, and indulge in sweet potatoes, brown rice and other whole grains. •Water Warriors: Keep-

ing hydrated throughout the day is your best defense against migraine attacks. So drink plenty of H2O, about six to eight glasses daily. For a more palatable swig, add a splash of pomegranate juice, a squeeze of lemon or lime, or float some cucumber slices, pomegranate seeds or berries on top. Also, eat waterpacked foods like watermelon and honeydew melon to keep those thirsty brain cells hydrated. Lay off sodas, sweetened drinks and fruit juices that are packed with energy-depleting sugars, calories and possible migraine triggers. • B-2 Bombers: Riboflavin aka Vitamin B2 has been a miraculous ally against migraines, reducing the occurrences by as much as 50% thanks to its ability to hike the brain’s energy metabolism. Riboflavin rich sources include asparagus, crimini or Italian brown mushrooms, broccoli and fortified whole-grain cereals. • Omega-3 Offensive Maneuvers: Dialing up friendly fats in the diet will help kibosh inflam-

mation to lessen migraine symptoms. So poach a thick piece of wild caught salmon, drizzle some golden olive oil on your roasted root vegetables or green salads, toss some flaxseeds in your smoothies, on your oatmeal, or in your muffin batter, or whip up a fresh batch of guacamole. • The Caffeine Coalition: Caffeine is a doubleedged sword when managing migraines. While sipping a cup of high-octane joe, green or black tea or caffeinated soda might provoke a migraine in some, the same arsenal could head off a migraine at the pass in others. So become acquainted with your body’s response to caffeine, and use your poison wisely. Standing advice – drink caffeinated beverages moderately, where possible organically, and without sugar or fat. ! Anti-Migraine Spinach Pesto Ingredients 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, stems removed 1 garlic clove 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, skin removed

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Coarse salt and cracked black pepper to taste Method: After toasting walnuts, rub between a dish towel to remove the flaky and somewhat bitter skin. Shake walnuts in a strainer to sift out the remaining skin. In a food processor or blender, add the spinach, walnuts, garlic, salt and pepper, and blend until minced. Slowly add a stream of oil until the mixture forms a smooth, creamy texture. Place in a glass bowl and blend in the cheese. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. For additional migraine-busting recipes email kitchenshrink@san. rr.com.

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CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, the 2nd day of June 2014, at 6:00 p.m., (or as soon thereafter as practicable) in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California, the City Council will conduct public hearing(s) on the following:

CITY OF DEL MAR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, the 2nd day of June 2014, at 6:00 p.m., (or as soon thereafter as practicable) in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, California, the City Council will conduct public hearing(s) on the following: A request for Design Review Permit (DRB-13-25) to remodel a one-story single-family residence, construct a second-story master suite and deck addition and associated site improvements located at 563 Orchid Lane in the R1-10 Zone. Applicant: Eric and Gail Pinczower; Architect: Todd Mathis, Olson Kundig Architects; Location: 563 Orchid Lane; APN: 300-251-29 Those desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to this item, will be given an opportunity to do so during such hearing or by writing to the City Council at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014. Attention: Administrative Services Director. On any correspondence, please reference the hearing title and date. Under California Government Code 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in Court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, described in this notice, or written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. Andrew Potter Administrative Services Director Date: May 19, 2014 PHNT.6.2.14(2). DM1165. 5/22/14

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San Diego, CA 92130, California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 2/26/2014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/23/2014. Camron Clark, Principal. DM1157. May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-013097 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. South Coast Distribution b. Pimp Juice E-Liquids Located at: 1532 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA, 92024, San Diego County. This business is registered by the following: South Coast Vapor Co., 1532 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024, CA. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 05/08/14. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/08/2014. Daniel T. Cascino, President. DM1159. May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-012751 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Palms to Pines Printing and Promotional Products b. Palms to Pines Printing Located at: 805 Valley Ave., Solana Beach, CA, 92075, San Diego County. Mailing Address: PO Box 327, Solana Beach, CA 92075. This business is registered by the following: Frederick Arthur Armstrong Jr., 805 Valley Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 05/06/2014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/06/2014. Frederick A. Armstrong Jr., Owner. DM1156. May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-012643 Fictitious Business Name(s): Childs Associates Landscaping Located at: 115 13th St., Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. This business is registered by the following: Susan Hellesmark Childs, 115 13th St., Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 2/13/2014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/05/2014. Susan Hellesmark Childs, Owner. DM1158. May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-011456 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. The Brand Operative b. TBO Located at: 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., #924, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. This business is registered by the following: Savus Inc., 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., #924,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-012744 Fictitious Business Name(s): REP Designs Inc. Located at: 14752 Via Campestre, Del Mar, CA, 92014, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 14752 Via Campestre, Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is registered by the following: Interim Partners Inc., 14752 Via Campestre, Del Mar, CA 92014, California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business has not yet started. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 05/06/2014. Reas E. Pierce, President. DM1154. May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-012324 Fictitious Business Name(s): San Diego Short Movers Located at: 1763 Avenida Segovia,

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before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: 6/24/2014, Time: 8:30am, Dept: 26. The address of the court is same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News. Date: May 1, 2014. K. Michael Kirkman Judge of the Superior Court CV594. May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-011455 Fictitious Business Name(s): North County Maintenance Located at: 932 Citrine Way, San Marcos, CA, 92078, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 932 Citrine Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is registered by the following: Marcelo Martinez, 932 Citrine Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/23/2014. Marcelo Martinez. DM1150. May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 Hall of Justice PETITION OF: NAFA PUTROS for change of name.


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PAGE B24 - MAY 22, 2014 - NORTH COAST to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Carmel Valley News. Date: Apr. 25, 2014. Lisa Schall Judge of the Superior Court CV593. May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-009919 Fictitious Business Name(s): Paddle Project Located at: 1906 Alvarado St., Oceanside, CA, 92054, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 1906 Alvarado St., Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is registered by the following: Carrie Minikel, 1906 Alvarado St., Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/08/2014. Carrie Minikel, Owner. DM1148. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-009884 Fictitious Business Name(s): Laura Abrams Design

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Located at: 13260 Hollyfield Ct., San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same. This business is registered by the following: Laura Abrams, 13260 Hollyfield Ct., San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 1/1/2014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/08/2014. Laura Abrams, Proprietor. CV592. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-010730 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Branding Experience Located at: 4876 Santa Monica Avenue, #205, San Diego, CA, 92107, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 4876 Santa Monica Avenue, #205, San Diego, CA 92107. This business is registered by the following: Essex Investments, Incorporated, 4876 Santa Monica Avenue, #205, San Diego, CA 92107, California. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 03/15/14. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/16/2014. Michael Nittoli, Chief Technology Officer. DM1147. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-009997 Fictitious Business Name(s): Monster Gadgetz Located at: 14914 Presilla Drive, Jamul, CA, 91935, San Diego County. This business is registered by the following: DigiDepot llc, 14914 Presilla Drive, Jamul, CA 91935, California. This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The first day of business was 05/16/2013. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/08/2014. Dane Hollen, President. DM1146. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-010872 Fictitious Business Name(s): Bluefish Editorial Services Located at: 8720 Donaker St., San Diego, CA, 92129, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same. This business is registered by the following: Isabella Furth, 8720 Donaker St., San Diego, CA 92129. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 4/1/14. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/17/2014. Isabella Furth. CV590. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2014-011288 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Maier Group Located at: 6356 Quail Run Street, San Diego, CA, 92130, San Diego County. Mailing Address: same. This business is registered by the following: Kurt Maier, 6356 Quail Run Street, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 10/22/2009. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 04/22/2014. Kurt Maier. CV591. May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014.

ANSWERS 5/15/14

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2014-00006289-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: NAFA PUTROS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name NAFA PUTROS to Proposed Name SERMOD TALIA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: June 6, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM Dept 46. The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior

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2014 Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival to be held June 7 The 11th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 5-8 p.m. in the Hamilton Children’s Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden. San Diego Botanic Garden has once again been selected to be one of the 21 beneficiaries of this event. The Rotary’s overall goal is aligned with the Garden’s; both strive to be leaders in promoting and implementing sustainable, eco-friendly practices. The Wine & Food Festival is a wonderful way to spend a fun evening with friends while supporting San Diego Botanic Garden, enjoying fine wines, the best dishes from local restaurants, music, and a live and silent auction. This event is held at the Garden and presented by the Encinitas Rotary Club. Each year, the Rotary selects local beneficiaries to become a part of the event’s fundraising efforts. Tickets are priced at three levels: $90, $135 & $500. San Diego Botanic Garden will receive $60 of each $90 ticket and 100 percent of the other two categories. To designate the Garden as the beneficiary of choice please select San Diego Botanic Garden when purchasing tickets. Tickets can be purchased at www.EncinitasWineFestival.com. This very popular event has sold out for the past five years.


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Winston School Festival of the Arts

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tudent works of art, photography, music, poetry and live dramatic performances were featured at the Festival of the Arts, a one-day event hosted by The Winston School on May 17. The Winston School â&#x20AC;&#x153;is a college preparatory program for bright, creative students in grades 4 through 12 who have struggled to meet their potential. The festival is part of an ongoing art program that uses art, imagery and creative expression as a tool to foster literacy.â&#x20AC;? For more photos online, visit www.delmartimes.net.

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Mike Dorsey, Lucy Scheiler, Dayon Higgins, Tim Higgins

Coach Cary Ryan drops into the dunk tank after Jared Williams hit the mark.

Student art

Jennifer Mennington, Taylor Banister, Julia Bennington, Therese and James Luckritz

Justin and Braydyn Schreiter, Victoria IkerdSchreiter, Savine Cogar, Isabel Ikerd, Stephen Greatrex

Lucinda Francis, Katie Snodgrass, Laura Cunitz Jordan Becker, Laura Demarco, Katherine White

Carmel Valley Library to temporarily close for recarpeting May 24-June 2 The Carmel Valley Branch Library will be closed from May 24 through June 2 for recarpeting. The library will re-open on Tuesday, June 3. The book drop will be open. Last day to pickup reserves at Carmel Valley Branch Library is May 23. From May 24 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 2, reserves can be picked up at the North University Community Branch Library: 8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA 92122; (858) 581-9637. Take the 805 South to Miramar Rd. exit. Turn right on Nobel Dr. and take the first right onto Judicial Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Carmel Valley Branch Library staff looks forward to seeing you back at the Carmel Valley Branch Library after the recarpeting is completed. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recarpeting.â&#x20AC;? The Carmel Valley Library cannot accept any gifts from May 20-June 2 due to re-carpeting. Please do not leave any gift books outside the building.

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Rancho Santa Fe Motor Storage and Club offers auto storage for wildfire evacuees Charles C. Butler, owner of Rancho Santa Fe Motor Storage and Club (RSFMS&C), announced recently that he is donating storage space for 30 days to car owners who have to evacuate their homes due to the San Diego wildfires. A limited number of 50 spaces are available and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. RSFMS&C is located in San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North County, just minutes from McClellan-Palomar Airport. The newly constructed, state-of-the-art, 28,000-square-foot facility that opened in March is equipped with a three-tier Tyco security system with 24/7 video surveillance cameras and fire sprinklers. RSFMS&C is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and by appointment with eight-hour advance notice. The facility is entirely fenced with an automatic security gate, live video monitoring 24/7 with battery back-up systems, individual member security gate access codes and private ingress/egress to the warehouse floor. For additional information, visit www.rsfmotorstorage.com or call Dean Liebowitz at 760-305-8938.

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arret Milligan, Ryan Milligan and Andrea Dougherty of Pacific Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty showcased their new ocean-view listing in Rancho Pacifica on Tuesday, May 6. The 5 ensuite bedroom home, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, is the epitome of Southern California indoor/outdoor living with beautiful ocean and sunset views. Guests were treated to new cars by Crowley Car Company, catered hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; oeuvres from Dolce Pane e Vino, creative clothes from Poppy Boutique and flower arrangements by Floral Palette. For further information about this spectacular property, please contact Garret Milligan at 858-6923308. For photos online, visit www. rsfreview.com. PHOTOS BY JON CLARK

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Coastal Premier Properties welcomes Houston Team Coastal Premier Properties is so proud to welcome the Houston Team. Headed by longtime realtor Julie Houston, the Houston Team exemplifies professionalism and truly cares for their clients. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been consistently ranked as one of the top teams in San Diego County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They will be working out of our new office in Carlsbad/La Costa, allowing Coastal Premier to further serve the North County community,â&#x20AC;? says co-owner Amy Green. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled that they have joined our office,â&#x20AC;? adds co-owner Susan Meyers-Pyke. For more about the Houston Team and Coastal Premier Properties, visit them online at www.CoastalPremierOnline.com.

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OPEN HOUSES CARMEL VALLEY $689,000 2BR/2BA $779,000 3BR/2.5BA $1,349,000 6BR/3BA $1,699,000 5BR/5BA $2,290,000 5BR/7.5BA

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